Fulham Reach Boat Club – Community Club of the Year

The Shipwrights’ Company was delighted to receive the following message from Fulham Reach Boat Club to whom we send our congratulations:

Dear FRBC Supporter

We are absolutely delighted to share the news that Fulham Reach Boat Club has won the Community Club of the Year at the Community Sport and Recreation Awards!!

Adam Freeman-Pask, CEO, commented on receiving the good news:

“It’s amazing that our charity, Fulham Reach Boat Club, has won this prestigious award. There are around 150,000 sports clubs in the UK and this year we have been recognised as Community Club of the Year! I have always felt rowing gets overlooked as a sport to help drive positive change in individuals and bring communities together, this award helps put our sport firmly on the map. A huge credit goes to all the hard work of the rowers, coaches, staff and supporters for making FRBC a success since it was established 10 years ago.”

FRBC’s Alastair Horn, Boathouse Manager, and Julia Philipson, Head of Fundraising, collected the award from HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and Lisa O’Keefe, Secretary General of the IWG Women and Sport at Headingley Stadium in Leeds (pictured).

The judges were impressed with the variety of projects that FRBC deliver and commented on how people from a wide range of backgrounds are benefiting. As an example, figures from last week show that we have supported over 1,000 local pupils through our schools’ rowing programme since September 2023 alone! We would not be able to provide these experiences and opportunities if it wasn’t for our amazing supporters, so we would all would like to say a huge thanks to you for making this possible.

Thank you once again for your continued support and making FRBC the Community Club of the Year 2024!

Very best wishes


Head of Fundraising

Fulham Reach Boat Club