Golden girls unveil new look Newquay Rowing Club

Yesterday, double Olympic champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning officially opened the new facilities at Newquay Rowing Club, the home of gig rowing.


Hundreds of people came down to the harbour in Newquay to join Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in opening the new facilities.

Helen Glover, double Olympic champion spoke at the event: “What we see here, is what I talk about all the time. A community coming together from the legacy that we created in 2012. Thank you so much to everybody, and especially John Cuthill who has done so much hard work.”

The new look facilities are a culmination of years of hard work and feature an extension to the existing club house, a new training area, storage for the club’s heritage gig boats, and a function room open to community groups.

The improved facilities are expected to directly benefit thousands of people every year, including the 500 current members of the club – some of whom are Armed Forces personnel and veterans – almost 2,000 county gig championship rowers and their supporters, and 1,000 social visitors to the club.

Alongside the hard work of the club, headed up by Chairman John Cuthill, phases of the development were supported and funded by British Rowing, Sita Cornwall Trust, Sport England, Armed Forces Community Covenant, Cory Environmental, Newquay Town Council and OneFamily Foundation.

To find out more about Newquay Rowing Club head to their website

Area Participation Manager, Rhiannon Bailey and Facilities Manager, Alan Meegan attended the event on behalf of British Rowing, as part of our continued support  for Gig clubs through our successful partnership with the Cornish Pilot Gig Association.

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