Community

At Staines Boat Club we value our relationship with our community and we work hard to make it a good one.

Working with local schools

We have set up a Schools Rowing Partnership with local state schools including junior schools.  This work ranges from taster sessions in the schools through to Learn to Row courses held on the river during the school day.  We have delivered sessions to the following local schools: Salesian School, Matthew Arnold School, Thomas Knyvett College, Bishop Wand School, Magna Carta School and Ashford Park Primary School.

If you would like more information about a similar scheme please contact Dudley Fletcher at headcoach@stainesboatclub.co.uk

Established and developing partnerships

We actively seek to share our club with other sports and community clubs.

We currently host British Airways and Royal Holloway University Rowing Clubs at our boat house.  For 10 years Sir Williams Perkins School used the SBC site to grow their rowing club.  They have recently moved into their own boathouse and are now the largest rowing school for girls. 

Additionally Wraysbury Dragon Boaters and a local Ju Jitsu group use our facilities.

If you are a sports club, a rowing school or community club interested in moving location then please do contact us through secretary@stainesboatclub.co.uk

 

Taster sessions for local community groups

We offer taster sessions to groups, for example, Scouts, Guides, Charitable organisations.  These sessions can be tailored for your group and can be focussed on fun, learning and development, confidence building etc.  We will work with you to develop the best programme for your group.  Contact learn2row@stainesboatclub.co.uk

 

Community links

As well as local schools that we work with, we also work with local community groups including Spelthorne Sports Council, Spelthorne and Runnymede Borough Councils, Active Surrey and the Explore Rowing project of British Rowing.   We also do “one off sessions” for local community groups such as Scouts, etc..

 

Over 50’s

In 2015 we hosted an over 50s specific learn to row course to get people active in later life.  Due to popular demand we are working on another course for the autumn.  For more information please contact learn2row@stainesboatclub.co.uk

Getting people moving

We have had great success with attracting non-active people into the sport of rowing  At each of our adult learn to row course intake we have several individuals who do little or no exercise.  Each of our coaches adapt the sessions based on peoples' level of fitness with the aim of improving fitness as well as technique over the course.  We also offer Leisure Rowing which enables people to gradually improve their fitness in a supportive environment, without the pressure of our fully competitive senior squads.

 

Volunteering

Being an active and friendly club we are always looking for volunteers to join our family.  If you would like to coach rowing, fitness, help with catering or even do the gardening please do contact us.   We would love to meet you and show you around!  Contact secretary@stainesboatclub.co.uk