Row Ontario Announces Partnership with AMP Rowing
Announcement/ May 5

Row Ontario Announces Partnership with AMP Rowing


As the nation waits for COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted, Row Ontario continues to work on plans for when the Ontario community can be together again. As part of the 2020 RowOn Coaching and Training Conference, Row Ontario announced on Tuesday a partnership with AMP Rowing for the delivery of the coaching education component of the conference.

Through this partnership, AMP’s contacts, experience and knowledge will be leveraged to bring a creative and innovative educational experience for the coaches in Ontario.

“Row Ontario is grateful for the opportunity to partner with AMP Rowing on the coaching education piece of our conference,” said Andrew Backer, Executive Director of Row Ontario. “The experiences and contacts in the rowing world that AMP will bring to our conference are unparalleled and we look forward to working with them for a unique educational experience for all of Ontario’s coaches.”

A highlight of the calendar for many years, the Row Ontario Training Conference took a hiatus in 2019, with plans to bring it back bigger and better than ever in 2020. The 2020 RowOn Coaching and Training Conference is tentatively scheduled for November 28-29 in Toronto, once restrictions across the province are eased Row Ontario will firm up plans for this event. If the conference is unable to be held in November, other dates prior to the 2021 season will be considered.

“AMP Rowing is excited to be partnering with Row Ontario in the presentation of the RowOn Coaching and Training Conference,” said Al Morrow, Partner, AMP Rowing. “The conference will provide a unique experience for coaches at all levels, with interactive sessions, thought provoking topics and above all, a great opportunity to share and discuss pivotal rowing ideas with colleagues and mentors.”

In what is shaping up to be a fantastic weekend of education, recognition and fellowship at the 2020 RowOn Coaching and Training Conference, the partnership with AMP Rowing is the second major announcement regarding the conference within the last month. In early April, Row Ontario announced the creation of the Row Ontario Hall of Fame to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Association. The inaugural induction class will be inducted into the Row Ontario Hall of Fame during the conference weekend.

AMP Rowing was established in 2018 by three long time members of the rowing community, Al Morrow, Michelle Darvill and Peter Cookson. All three principals in AMP Rowing are well known in the international rowing community, having collectively been involved in various capacities at over 45 World Championships and nine Olympic Games. In total, the three partners of AMP Rowing have over 100 years of experience in all aspects of rowing from involvement at the community level to Olympic rowing.