Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation (No 1133063) is a new community sports charity in Norwich which is giving our young people the opportunity to realise their potential in rowing and canoeing.
The As One … Campaign is currently raising £1m to build a new community training and competition centre for both rowing and canoeing in Whitlingham Country Park. This will provide state of the art facilities for sports, leisure and fitness for people of all ages and abilities from across our community.
27 Mar 2012
Paula Nobbs has been busy collecting surplus clothing and turned some 289kgs of clothes into £231 cash for Whitlingham Boathouses last week!
Please help us to raise funds by bringing your clothing into the clubhouse and marked for Paula. Please follow these guidelines:
- place all clothing in a plain bin-bag (not branded)
- ensure that all clothes are clean
24 Mar 2012
21 Mar 2012
Three of the Whitlingham Boathouses-based clubs were in action over the weekend and earlier this week in the London Heads of the River.
On Saturday, one eight from Norwich Rowing Club and 2 eights from UEA Boat Club raced in the Head of the River over the 4.25 mile Boat Race course from Chiswick to Putney.
On Sunday, 3 Norwich RC eights (2 mens crews average age over 55 and one...
9 Mar 2012
Annie Gelinas, of Norwich Rowing Club, will be competing in the Waveney Triathlon on Sunday 13 May 2012 and will be raising funds for Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation.
The event will comprise a 400m swim, a 20km cycle and a 3.2km run.
Annie said: "I'm aiming to beat my very pathetic time of 1:17:43 from the last triathlon and, more importantly, to finish the run without...
3 Mar 2012
Whitlingham Boathouses based clubs achieved some great results at the London Women's Head of the River Race today. Four eights travelled to the event which is raced over the 4 and 1/4 mile Boat Race course but in the oposite direction from Chiswick to Putney.
Leading the field was the UEA Boat Club who set a new record for their club of 47th place in 21mins37secs. Uniquely...
2 Mar 2012
Whitlingham Boathouses was delighted to receive 2 large cheques at the new boathouse this morning.
Richard Bacon, MP for South Norfolk, presented a cheque for £50,000 on behalf of the Sport England Inpired Facilities Fund, part of the London 2012 Legacy. These funds will be used to develop the essential infrastructure which is a pre-cursor to the fit-out of the first floor of the...
1 Mar 2012
Whitlingham Boathouses Foundation (Registered Charity No 1133063) provides community rowing and canoeing opportunities for people of all ages through a mix of competitive and recreational water-based activities. It is now the first in Norfolk to be able to offer facilities for adaptive (disabled) rowers and canoers.
From 9am today, Thursday 1 March, localgiving.com has £375,000...
29 Feb 2012
Richard Bacon, MP for South Norfolk, will be handing over a cheque for £50,000 to Whitlingham Boathouses on behalf of Sport England at 9.30am on Friday 2 March at the Boathouses in Whitlingham Country Park. The money comes from the Inspired Facilities fund and Whitlingham Boathouses is one of the first to receive a grant.
In addition, we will be receiving a cheque for £5000...
27 Feb 2012
There have been some great photos posted on the Norwich Head organised by Norwich RC and sponsored by Websters Estate Agents.
The official photos are at www.nhor.co.uk but there are lots more on the NRC website
For the first time, you can also see the action on video (see link on this ipatter) including a great sequence taken by the bowman of the Norwich RC IM3 eight...
26 Feb 2012
There was some exciting racing in the Norwich Head of the River Race yesterday.
Organised by Norwich Rowing Club and sponsored for the first time by Websters Estate Agents of 141 Unthank Road, Norwich, a record 700 athletes in 182 crews from 25 clubs all over the eastern region raced over either a short course (2000m) or a long course (5000m) running simultaneously in the morning and the afternoon.
Entries ranged from under 14 single scullers up to 2 eights with an average age over 55 and every permutation in between!
Conditions were fine but with a cold head wind along part of the course which made it heavy going for some of the smaller boats and lighter crews. The long course started at Riverscourt, Surlingham, with over 100 people on the bank to cheer the crews off the start.
The new Riverscourt Pot for the fastest men's eight was won by Norwich School in a time of 17min37secs and the new Webster Cup for the fastest women's eight was won by the University of East Anglia in a time of 19min40secs. Norwich School won the Victor Ludorum and Norwich Rowing Club achieved the largest entry at 31 boats.
For the full results see Norwich Rowing Club site here
Well done to all of the organisers and many thanks to our Sponsors for supporting this great event.
For more on rowing and canoeing opportunties in Norwich click on the Whitlingham Boathouses site.