After the success our very dedicated Youth skiff rowing team achieved at the 2019 St Ayles Skiff World championships at Stranraer, I was pleased to support our Firth of Clyde Coastal Rowing youth team coaching on a voluntary basis, and help with their preparation for the forthcoming World championships in Holland in June this year. I was privileged to cox our Mixed Under 19s at in 2019 when they achieved the Bronze medal against stiff international competition. The increase in self esteem of these young people was amazing. Their increased self confidence throughout the training has been recognized by parents and supporters alike. Their improvement in physical fitness and general wellbeing is something which shows through at their weekly training sessions. With the aid of PB grant aid we have commissioned the manufacture of new lighter weight and balance oars which will stand the Youth team in good competitive stead for the forthcoming World Championships.