Report from your Chairman:
More people of all ages will soon be able to Learn to Row and then join our club or others throughout Cornwall thanks to a new British Rowing / Sport England funded project.
This project has been awarded to Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club (FMPGC), who will be working in partnership with Truro & Penwith College, to fund two new plastic training gig boats. Both partners will be offering Learn to Row courses once the new gigs have been delivered in May of this year by Trevor Deakin in St Austell, who has supplied a number o gig clubs. This has been made possible by a both partners putting in £5000 each which has been match funded by by £9041.50 from British Rowing.
The partners have also been awarded £3980 revenue funding over four years to help support the project and train two new level 2 coaches.
Simon Thompson the clubs chair was delighted with this new investment which comes hot on the heals of a Sport England award for ‘Inspired Facilities’ which has funded the construction of a new club boathouse. ‘FMPGC is a strong local club which gives the opportunity to a growing number of adults and youngsters the opportunity to enjoy gig rowing.
For more information contact Simon Thomson, Chair at chair @fmpgc.org or if you are already certain you want to have a go then email newcomers @fmpgc.org