Chester le Street Amateur Rowing Club Award Icon

Durham

Total Votes:

866

We are seeking funding to encourage more people in Chester le Street and the surrounding areas to take part in a community sport and improve their level of fitness. Chester le Street Amateur Rowing Club already has a diverse membership spanning age, gender and ability. The fitness benefits are obvious, but we are also a social club, which has built a strong sense of community through volunteers who run our club.

Building on the legacy of the Olympics, we run Taster Sessions and Learn to Row courses to increase the number participating in sports within the community. These sessions are run by trained volunteers and are available to local residents of all ages.

Chester le Street Amateur Rowing Club has an exuberant junior membership seeing young people from 12-18 training and racing along the River Wear. We would like to see more young people from across Chester le Street improving their fitness and teamwork skills by joining our club. Our volunteers help to ensure that young people continue on in the sport, build on these friendships and gain important transferable skills, and acts as a stepping stone to university.

Our objective for this project is to get more people out on the water. This will really help us create a club that’s really embedded in our local community with members of all ages and genders enjoying time together.

We would like to use a grant from the Together Fund for 2 NK stop watches, which cost £138 each. They are advantageous as over a 2000m course, they can be synchronised. These will really help with the timings for our athletes, and give accurate feedback on performance.

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