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Derby RC - Club of the Year 2023

Updated: Feb 12

It gives me great pleasure to announce that we have been awarded Club of the Year at this years British Rowing awards. This is what they had to say 

"Derby RC was founded in a pub in 1880 by a few friends who wanted to start rowing. They worked for the train network and initially they rented some land by the river from the rail company and made a small boathouse.

The Club prides itself on being open to all. Whether you have aspirations of racing at Henley Royal Regatta or just want to paddle up and down the river, or even just want to have a drink at the bar on a Thursday evening, Derby RC can accommodate you.

Following a hugely successful season in 2022 that saw them commended in the Club of the Year category at the British Rowing awards, they have gone on to achieve even more success in the past 12 months.

This has included a top 50 result at the Head of the River Race, representation at GB trials, top 10 at the Pairs Head, winning the Davison trophy at the Fours Head for standout performance by a small club, qualification into Henley Women’s and Henley Royal Regattas and a win at Henley Masters Regatta.

Meanwhile, off their water, their junior squad teamed up with Cash for Kids to raise money to get more disadvantaged juniors into the sport, and came out as the top fundraiser in the Midlands. They also celebrated 50 years of women’s rowing at the club with a row past at Henley Royal Regatta containing inspirational female members from past and present.

Derby RC is a club that is evidently proud to punch well above its weight, pushing boundaries both on and off the water.". 

You can watch the awards back at the following:

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