Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club are saddened to hear of the death of our President Bob Heywood today.
Bob was largely responsible for the rise of Junior rowing in Chester-le-Street between the late 80’s and the early part of this century, coaching and mentoring many young people in a sport that was very much in the minority at the time. He was instrumental in the rebuilding of the rowing club we have today.
He was a wonderful man, full of integrity and character, with a keen eye for talent and a passion for helping young people. He will be greatly missed but fondly remembered.
Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends at this sad time.