The Junior Rowing Project and Team Keane Ladies Eight

World Class Teachers are proud to sponsor Team Keane in a fundraising event for their Junior Rowing Project this Friday 28th March. If you’re not busy tomorrow, head to the banks of the Thames to cheer on the Ladies Eight as they propel themselves down the 8 mile course – all the way from Chiswick through Teddington Lock to the finish line in Kingston!

All funds raised during the three hour challenge will go towards the Junior Rowing Project, so if you’re feeling generous please text: WECK01 £2/£5/£10 to 70070 to donate and support Hounslow’s children access rowing!

Who are Team Keane and what is the Junior Rowing Project?

Team Keane is a charity organisation which offers specialised rowing coaching with the aim of making rowing an accessible sport and form of exercise for young people. In particular, they have been working closely with schools in the Hounslow area to provide courses where school funding is limited, and hope to expand their facilities to welcome children of all levels and abilities in the future. Ultimately, the charity strives to give young people from all walks of life a chance to row on the river.

Here is a word from Paul Keane, founder of Team Keane:

Our Junior Rowing Project is a programme we are running for local schools to bring the pupils down to the boathouse, and have an introduction to the sport.

Recently I have been working with local schools in the London Borough of Hounslow and long term will be looking to develop this so that all the schools in Hounslow can have an opportunity to come down and row. I would like to further this with special needs and disability groups and are currently in talks with the borough to develop the facility to do this.

Our junior Rowing Project offer a unique opportunity for pupils to just come down and give it a go, we would like to establish a regatta in the summer term where all the local schools can attend and offer the pupils a chance to race as their school in tub/recreational equipment, which is not currently being provided for in the London Boroughs. I am the Team Manager for Hounslow for the London Youth Games which is a voluntary role and we are currently raising funds so there is an opportunity for the kids to come down and practice together and get the chance to pursue the sport further.

These funds will enable our club Team Keane Sculling School to secure well needed resources, so that this project can grow and continue to be a success.

We wish Team Keane all the best for Friday and congratulate them on their wonderful work enabling young people to experience the joys of rowing.

For further information please contact Paul Keane on 07810 553989 or email paul@teamkeane.com

 

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