Dart Totnes Amateur Rowing Club receives the Dart Harbour Young Champions Grant
A comprehensive training and support programme has led to Dart Totnes Amateur Rowing Club receiving the Dart Harbour Young Champions Grant.
Board members from Dart Harbour had previously visited the club and were especially impressed with the facilities, training programme and support provided to the younger members. It was felt this particularly met the criteria of the Young Champions Grant in providing access and encouragement in the use of the River Dart and all it can offer.
The grant of £1,000 was handed over to the Chairman of the club, Andy Phillips, by the Chairman of Dart Harbour, Neil Hockaday. Also present were a number of the younger members of the club who were taking part in one of the many training sessions for young people which take place on the River Dart from their thriving club house on Steamer Quay at Totnes.
Mr Hockaday said how Dart Harbour was particularly pleased and supportive of all activities where clubs and organisations using the river can benefit from enjoying and appreciating the excellent opportunities that can be found both on and around the river.
He concluded by wishing the club and all those who used its facilities every success in the future and in particular in the many rowing regattas in which they entered during each year.
The grant will be used for further club development, particularly equipment and to provide further opportunities for younger members.
As Mr Phillips pointed out, the cost of the boats is considerable and the club is always in need of funding to expand the fleet and to meet travelling costs incurred in attending rowing regattas around the country.