DMU Rowers bid to recruit new members

by Kas Ellis

The DMU Rowing society is recruiting for more members to join its squad. 

Jack and Alfie training with the rowing machines

Emma Padfield, the second year president of the society, organised a stall on Thursday, March 17, to invite De Montfort University students to try out rowing. 

“You don’t need to know how to row,” Emma said. “You can join even if you’ve never done sports before.” 

The society is looking for women rowers in particular in order to compete in more races. 

With a lot of hard work, the women of DMU are a small but strong team, coming in second in the country in a recent race. 

Emma said that doing about 10 training sessions a week makes you very close with others, and is a fantastic way to form a close bond with other students. She described the society as being like a family. 

“Now’s the time to join,” Emma said. “It’s a great opportunity just to try something new.” 

The society held taster sessions from Wednesday, March 23, through to Wednesday this week (APR6) on select days. 

If you are interested in finding out more, you can contact the team on their Instagram @dmurowing

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