BRITISH Rowing in partnership with Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club are running an event looking for young athletes from the Isle of Wight with potential to make it into the Great Britain Rowing Team.

The free hour-long event will be held at the Shanklin-based club on Good Friday (March 29).

The club and British Rowing say they are "looking for young athletes who have what it takes to make it into the GB Rowing Team" and that anyone interested should come along and experience the sport at first hand, in a boat, on the water.

How to enrol on the rowing assessment event

To book a place, please email — making sure to copy in a parent/guardian.

If you are interested, but unable to make it on Friday, please still get in contact as an alternative may be able to be arranged.

It will also involve assessments to measure physical attributes and strength.

"Height brings a big advantage in rowing, so ideally girls should be taller than 176cm (5ft 9in) and boys taller than 188cm (6ft 2in), although there is some flexibility on this," say organisers.

No prior rowing experience is necessary.

Organisers are looking for athletes who may currently be playing a different sport, such as rugby, netball, volleyball, basketball or swimming, but who have "the right build and physicality" to succeed at rowing.