Update from Fulham Reach Boat Club

Dear Friends and Supporters,

I just wanted to give you an update that following the second national lockdown and subsequent guidance from British Rowing, we have again had to suspend activity from the club for the next four weeks.  In the midst of this though, I am extremely pleased to report that far from being a pause on our delivery, our team have managed to move quickly and are now delivering online training sessions to over 200 adults and juniors each week.

As restrictions began to ease before this current situation, we had managed to safely grow our activity to each week deliver:

  • 115 juniors from the local community on the water
  • The creation of The Oxford Bursary to fund the membership fees for 8 juniors from the BME community
  • 6 state schools and 130 students taking part in sessions
  • 110 adults from the community getting on the river
  • Recently released prisoners taking part in water sessions through our Boats not Bars program for the first time
  • Zero reported cases of C-19 on site

The first lockdown showed us all the importance of physical activity and underlined how this is linked to mental well-being, especially for young people.  We are working away to ensure that the FRBC community remain connected and active over the next four weeks and we’re already looking forward to being back out on the water in December.

Thank you once again to all of you for your continued support of FRBC and the kind messages we’ve received in the last few weeks.  As ever, if you have any questions at all or would simply like to catch up please do drop me a line.

Many thanks,

Steven O’Connor