Junior Squad

Aged 12 and above? Interested in learning to row? Join our junior squad.

We have taster sessions available on Saturdays from 8am and Thursdays from 4:30pm.

For more details, email juniors@merseyrc.com

Meet our junior coaches


Having qualified as a British Rowing coach in 2012, Andy has over ten years experience of coaching beginners and advanced rowers.
Andy works as a Personal Trainer & Kids Fitness Coach and is father to two boys, the eldest of whom is a founding member of our revitalised Junior Squad.

In his spare time Andy still competes for MRC’s Masters Squad, takes part in triathlons and enjoys watching football and cricket.


Alex Sutherland may sound American but don’t be fooled, he actually originates from the land of the Scots!

Having been rowing since 2017, Alex has had the opportunity to coach many different crews. He started with a junior rowing club in Austin, Texas and most recently was coaching the Heriot-Watt University team. 

When Alex isn’t coaching he is working in sales for a small business and enjoys watching formula one and American Football.