Fulham Reach Boat ClubThe simple vision for this charity is simple, Rowing for All. FRBC wants to give access to rowing to a cross-section of our community, especially those who are most in need because of financial hardship or social circumstance and help them realise their full potential both on and off the water. The Gemini Boat Race Bursary will enable Fulham Reach Boat Club to offer junior membership to 36 young people for up to a year. Participants in the scheme will initially go through FRBC’s Learn to Row program and attend sessions three times a week. Once this is completed, and for those wishing to progress into racing, they will be offered the chance to train on the water up to five times per week.
Fulham Reach Boat Club
The Boat Race Company and Fulham Reach Boat Club have long standing relationship as the juniors from FRBC are based at Hammersmith Bridge along the world famous Championship Course.
The vision for this charity is a simple one, Rowing for All. They want to give access to rowing to as broad a group as possible from the local community but especially for those who are most in need because of financial hardship or social circumstance.
FRBC specifically works to help reduce the reoffending rate of serving prisoners through access to indoor and outdoor rowing clubs. Within local schools the charity wants to give pupils in participating state schools the opportunity to learn to row and compete. By creating a fun, friendly and flexible club environment, FRBC is able to encourage participation and improve performance. And for those young people that need it, there are Junior Community Courses during the summer break.
The Gemini Boat Race Bursary will enable 36 participants to go through FRBC’s Learn to Row programme and attend sessions three times a week. Once this is completed, and for those wishing to progress into racing, they will be offered the chance to train on the water up to five times per week. To be eligible for junior membership under the scheme, the young people must currently be attending a state school including Alternative Provision, be identified by the school as coming from a deprived background or currently receiving the Pupil Premium, be a Year 9 student or older as from September 2021.
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