WATCH: south west London rowing clubs making rowing more accessible

A quintessential English sport to some, reflecting the elitism in society to others, it is safe to say rowing has a posh stereotype.

Two South West London rowing clubs are working to change that.

Founded in 1967 and 2013, Barn Elm Boat Club and Fulham Reach Boat Club are committed to breaking down the educational and cost barriers which come with the sport.

Run by charity Enable, a not-for-profit organisation working in partnership with Wandsworth Council to deliver health and leisure services, Barn Elm Boat Club is an open club for anyone aged 11 and older to row. 

Fulham Reach Boat Club is a charity whose vision is to make rowing accessible for all. 

The club teaches 1000 state school children and 90 prisoners to row a year alongside other club members. 

Watch the video below to find out more about how these clubs are shedding stereotypes and increasing parity in rowing.

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Featured image credit: Fulham Reach Boat Club

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