Water Sport Hub School scheme launched in Oundle

Prince William School, Oundle, has hosted an indoor rowing and kayaking event to celebrate the school’s inclusion in the pilot Water Sports Hub Schools scheme.

The scheme is a new joint venture, with British Rowing working alongside Canoe England and the Youth Sport Trust to form joint indoor and on-the-water activity programs for young people at nine ‘Hub Schools’.

These schools will be supported to develop offers for both sports, in both an indoor and on-the-water environment, raising awareness and providing access to watersports in local communities.

The Prince William School launch event included both an indoor rowing event and indoor kayaking challenge, and was attended by five schools from the local area. Over 70 young people got to try their hand on both indoor rowing and indoor kayaking machines, in what is hoped will be one of many joint indoor regattas throughout the scheme’s schools.

The full list of schools of Water Sports Hub Schools:
Wickersley School and Sport College, South Yorkshire
Rodillian Academy, West Yorkshire
Turnford School, Hertfordshire
Rushcliffe School, Nottinghamshire
The Regis School, West Sussex
Ashton Park School, Bristol
Prince William School, Northamptonshire
Roseberry School, County Durham
Plymstock School, Devon