HSOBC has so far had more than 120 girls who have rowed competitively for team GB, and an Olympian competing at the last four Olympic games. Despite becoming one of the largest, most admired and successful school Boat Clubs in the UK, HSOBC has never owned its own boathouse or had direct access to the River Thames.
After years of renting facilities at Godstow, Headington has secured planning permission for a boathouse, wet dock and boating pontoons on a site at Maddy Moorings, Long Wittenham in Oxfordshire.
The eight-acre site will provide the Boat Club with 300 metres of river frontage and 5km of uncongested water. As well as a large landing stage, boat bays and indoor storage, the new facilities will include a crew room, changing facilities and a kitchen, providing a space that Headington really can call home.
Unyielding team spirit and personal commitment – Headington rowers rightly attract universal admiration. This passionate community deserves a Boathouse it can call home.
Caroline Jordan, Headmistress
Will you be in the crew?
Having purchased the land, HSOBC’s ambition is to build an environmentally sustainable Boathouse which is fit for the 21st century.
It is only with the generous support of parents, alumnae and the wider community that we will be able to build a boathouse HSOBC can call home. Donations of any size will make a real difference in helping us achieve our dream, enabling current pupils and generations of future Headingtonians to achieve even greater success. To thank our supporters’ generosity, donations of £250 or more will be recognised in the Boathouse.
For more information about naming opportunities and how you can invest in this exciting project to help HSOBC build our Boathouse, please contact:
Ryan Demaine, Head Coach, HSOBC firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Hermes, Head of Rowing, HSOBC email@example.com
Helen Batchelor, External Relations Trustee firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call the Development Office on +44 (0)1865 759191