Good Afternoon Ballarat Clubs and Schools,
Rowing Victoria would like to inform you there will be a level 1 BRO Course on Sunday 16th November at Ballarat Clarendon College, from 4pm – 6pm.
The course will be held in a room right near the front, main entrance of the school. Turn right before going under the clock tower.
Please print the attached documents. The booklet must be completed by all participants and returned to the course presenter at the conclusion of the seminar.
It must be noted there are a number of steps which need to be completed to attain your Level 1 qualification. Just participating in the course doesn’t make you an accredited BRO. (Please ensure you collect an RV Umpiring License Card to complete the practical component of the qualification).
Step 1: Participate in a Level 1 BRO Course and complete the required booklet.
Step 2: Complete four different elements at a regatta; control, start marshal, bank umpire and judge. Once these have been completed and have been signed off by a Level 2 umpire (on your RV License Card), you are then a qualified Level 1 BRO and can continue training to become a Level 2 umpire.
Once participating in the course you have 12months to complete all components. If you do not complete all practical components throughout the season, you do not become accredited and therefore you have to start the process again, the following year.
In regards to completing the four elements, you can complete 2 elements in one day at 1 regatta i.e. control in the morning and bank umpire in the afternoon. If participants are interested and would like to complete their qualification, RV can roster participants on to ensure all areas are completed and further training can be made if they wish to become a L2 umpire.
Once you have completed all elements and returned your information to myself at RV, your accreditation is valid for four years.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to call.