Nottinghamshire County Council Olympic Legacy funds more boats for local rowers


Friday, 15 March 2013 09:05 Written by Administrator


Nottinghamshire County Council has made money available to Nottingham Rowing Club from their "Olympic Legacy" fund to purchase sculling boats.

Generous grants have already been received from Sport England's "Inspired Facility" fund and from Rushcliffe Borough Council’s "Local Sports Clubs Support Fund". These have backed the equipping of a gym and boat-racking at a new training centre overlooking the Trent between the Forest Stand and Lady Bay Bridge.

The new Wintech Racing sculling boats are to be obtained locally from Oarsport, who are based in the Nottingham South and Wilford Industrial Estate on Ruddington Lane, the site of current tram works.

The boats will be part of the club’s "Blue" fleet of sculling boats, all of which have names that include the word "blue" - such as "Blue Streak" and "Blue Eyes"; the rationale for this is that the club's colours are dark and light blue with yellow.

All new members who join the club are taught to scull before they progress on to sweep-oared rowing. The success of this was well illustrated in the recent Head of the Trent results where sixteen under-18 Juniors, mainly from local schools, all won trophies in quadruple sculls events.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s valued support will enhance this policy and enables the club to continue to provide opportunities for sporting success to local youngsters.