Exeter Foundation donates two new boats to the Exeter Rowing Club

The Exeter Foundation have donated in excess of £13,000 to the Exeter Rowing Club to purchase two new boats for their junior section.  

The Rowing Club had applied to the Foundation as their existing boat fleet was aging and they were looking for funding to improve facilities for their growing squad of junior athletes, helping them to develop their technical skills and allowing them to compete on equal terms with youngsters from other clubs across the region.

Some of the ERC committee, students and management team joined Trustees Tony Rowe, Michael Caines, David Bird and Kieron Northcott at the Exeter Chiefs V Saracens match on the 3rd of February at Sandy Park to showcase the new boats.  

Chairman of the Exeter Foundation, Tony Rowe OBE, said: "The Exeter Foundation is always interested to hear about projects that will increase sporting provision in Exeter and the surrounds, which helps to fulfil our aim of improving the physical wellbeing in the area.

"It will be fantastic to see the Exeter Foundation boats in use."

Exeter Rowing Club was established in 1864 with several groups that have over time joined together.  The Junior section has gone from strength to strength growing from 10 students in 2010 to 40 in 2017.  The current junior section is at near capacity due to the limited equipment, however with two additional boats, more children will be able to join the club and enjoy the facilities.  

For more information about Exeter Rowing Club visit www.exeterrowingclub.com

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