Esperson casts net wider

May 3, 2013

Morten Espersen Irish Rowing High Performance Director will attend this weekend’s Irish trials at the National Rowing Centre.

Esperson’s is keen to widen the base of the sport and building international crews with an eye to Rio 2016.

More than 120 junior athletes will trial this weekend with hopes of places from World Junior Championships down to Home Internationals.

Espersen is calling the senior tests an Open Camp and wants athletes who have not been in the assessment process to come along and trial today and he has also cast the net wider.

He is asking rowers based abroad who have Irish citizenship to contact him.

Espersen and new head coach Don McLachlan began to form women’s crews in a camp at the NRC last weekend.

In the last few days Espersen travelled to the Bann club in Coleraine, source of three medallists in London for the British system, and Enniskillen.

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