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Camrowers in the News

Official Opening of Camrowers and CRA Boathouse July 2017

Camrowers and the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association were delighted to welcome some 150 people to celebrate the official opening of our "semi-detached" boathouse. Cambridge's M.P. Daniel Zeichner and Chairman of British Rowing Annamarie Phelps C.B.E. cut the ribbon. Celebratory cakes - on one of Camrowers' new boats - were cut by Camrowers' Vice Captain and Secretary, Simon and Kate Merrington and CRA President, Bill Key and his wife Carol.

Camrowers' coxed quad did a row past - its crew made up 405 years between them. It was coxed by Camrowers Captain, Colin Fox 75, with rowers John Clarke 82, Leonie Welch 84, Mal Schofield 82 and Marshall Patten 80. Annamarie Phelps then swopped places with Leonie, considerably lowering the total age of the crew.

Bill Key and Simon Merrington were interviewed on Radio Cambridgeshire and we featured on page 3 of the Cambridge News. Click here for the Press Release and here for the Cambridge News article.


£75,000 Award from Sport England for an "Inspired Facility" for Camrowers October 2015

Camrowers were delighted to hear of their success in securing £75k of Sport England's Inspired Facilities funding. The club is one of just 148 schemes in England to be successful in this round of the Lottery funded award. Simon Merrington was interviewed on Radio Cambridgeshire and we also featured in the Cambridge News. "Click here for the Press Release."


A Double Launch - Fundraising and a new boat April 2015

Camrowers hit the headlines, when we launched our Fundraising Appeal on the 29th April. Christopher Saunders, our oldest regular rower at 88, launched our latest restored boat and with it our Fundraising Appeal. Christopher was ably helped by members of the University of Cambridge Women's Boatclub. It poured with rain, which made it all the merrier as we squeezed ourselves into our temporary home in the CRA boathouse for lots of cake. "Fine Silver" is our latest restored boat - a lady's single scull kindly given by Colm Mac Donnchadha, at City of Cambridge and lovingly restored by Camrowers members, Tony Coad and Colin Fox.
Click here for the Cambridge Newss article.
The Appeal aims to raise £300k for our new boathouse on the Combined Colleges Site at Logan's Way. Before the launch we had already raised 20% of the target. Please donate to the Camrowers' Boathouse Appeal.


MP Julian Huppert launches Spirit of Camrowers June 2014

Julian Huppert proved a very good sport when he came to launch the latest addition to Camrowers’ fleet on the 30th June 2014. As well as pouring bubbly over “Spirit of Camrowers” and helping to launch it on the river, he gamely agreed to cox the quad.
The club now has 15 boats, which have been acquired through fund-raising or donations and often lovingly restored. Spirit of Camrowers is a wonderful example. City of Cambridge Rowing Club kindly donated the boat, which was old and no longer needed, and Vice-Captain of Camrowers, Tony Coad, together with Malcolm Schofield got to work. The end result is a beautifully restored double sculling boat to add to the fleet.
Club Captain, Simon Merrington, featured on Radio Cambridgeshire’s Bigger Breakfast Show, and the Cambridge News also ran the story.
Click here for the Cambridge News article.


Meet the Cambridge rowing club with a difference

We featured in a double page spread article by Lydia Fallon in the Cambridge News in March 2014. Lydia interviewed a number of members, and was really interested in what makes Camrowers different from other rowing clubs in Cambridge. There were lots of action photos!
Click here for full report on the Cambridge News Website.



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quote - "it was very good to hear the news in October - we are well on the way to our new boathouse"