Fulham Reach Boat Club – Chair of the Board of Trustees

Fulham Reach Boat Club is excited to be recruiting a new Chair of the Board of Trustees.

About Fulham Reach Boat Club

Fulham Reach Boat Club is an award-winning charity, recognised with the prestigious sports sector award of Community Club of the Year in 2024 and Sports Business Award for Innovation in 2023 for Boats Not Bars. The vision for our charity is a simple one, Rowing for All.

Established in 2014 as community sports initiative linked to the redevelopment of the St George Fulham Reach site in Hammersmith. We want to give access to rowing to a cross-section of our community, especially those who are most in need because of financial hardship or social circumstances and help them realise their full potential both on and off the water. Our community adult programmes help offer rowing to a cross-section of our community but also help us drive our charitable work, this currently comprises 150 adult rowers.

We currently have four key charity initiatives to deliver Rowing for All:

  • Boats Not Bars – Helping reduce the reoffending rate of serving prisoners through access to indoor rowing and rowing.
  • State School Rowing – Giving every pupil in our participating state schools the opportunity to learn to row and compete whilst teaching them the true meaning of teamwork, focus and confidence.
  • Free Water Sports Weeks – Providing free-to-attend courses include meals during the Summer and Easter holidays for targeted at children most in need
  • Junior Squad and Bursary places – Delivering affordable access to the river for the local community supported by our fun, friendly and flexible club environment.

We also want to broaden this work to support disabled people and the rehabilitation of ex-prisoners onsite. And in everything we do, we strongly believe in “The health of our space that’s the place for our health”.

  • Environmental Impact – We are committed to being environmental stewardship and sustainability so that we can be positive role models to everyone we work with.

“Fulham Reach Boat Club has given Maria [not real name] an opportunity to row, which she has taken full advantage of. It is incredible to see how far she has developed, as a rower and as a person, in such a short time. I often have happy tears in my eyes when I see her racing and reading about her achievements. FRBC gives stability to her outside of our home, which has allowed her to learn about the sport she loves and has given her confidence. Maria also takes every opportunity to volunteer at FRBC, and is often found to be there during school holidays and Sundays, helping the coaches and learning from them. The coaches and people who work at FRBC are truly supportive.”

Further details, including how to apply, can be found on the Fulham Reach BC website.

Salary: Voluntary

Type: Part time

Application Dates: From Thursday 13th June 2024 to Sunday 14th July 2024

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