Our Charity

The vision for our charity is a simple one, to give every young person an opportunity.  We believe in a world that gives every young person fair access to the same opportunities, allowing them to realise their full potential.  Specifically at FRBC we give young people:

  1. The opportunity to take part in rowing as part of their own School boat club using the facilities and coaching at FRBC
  2. The opportunity to become healthier and fitter through participation in one of the most physically challenging sports
  3. The opportunity to truly understand what effective team work is, something that is the USP of rowing over other activities
  4. The opportunity to ,over time, improve their academic ability by using the transferable skills learnt from competing in a boat


We will create a sustainable and successful rowing club in all 12 London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham state schools by 2021 and demonstrate the improvements in physiology, behaviour, social skills and academic results through participation.  Once we have achieved this we will then open up the same opportunity to the students at all 52 state secondary schools which border the Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race couse.  The overall outcome of our work will be to raise the life aspirations of every student that takes part in sessions.

In the academic year 2016/2017 the students were able to achieve:

  • 1,000 Participants
  • 8 Schools
  • 57% Female participation
  • 49% Black, Asian or Minority Ethnicity participation
  • 81% Enjoyed the rowing course
  • 80% Want to continue rowing
  • 74% Have improved communication skills
  • 84% Have improved team working skills
  • 68% More interested in sport generally after completing our rowing course

In 2017/2018 there will be rowing sessions taking part for every state school in Hammersmith & Fulham, something which we believe is a first in the UK for a local authority.

Donations welcome

As a registered charity we welcome donations from individuals and businesses alike. Please visit our JustGiving page to donate.

Great memberships

Members are provided with access to the finest boats, rowing machines and club room as well as all club social events.

© 2018 Fulham Reach Boat Club, All rights reserved.     Company Number: 8900584     Registered Charity Number: 1161813
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