It is with great sadness, that the Trafalgar Trust reports the death in December 2020 of one of its longest serving Trustees, Phil Collins. Phil was a very active Director and member of the management committee which runs the Trafalgar Rowing Centre in Greenwich. His commitment to the sport of rowing and work to run the facilities provided generations of rowers the opportunity to row on the river Thames.
Phil was a life time member of Globe Rowing Club, joining in the late sixties. He was a first class rower and an excellent coach, who was responsible for coaching the first Globe crew to enter Henley Royal regatta. Many club members – from beginners to performance level – benefitted from Phil’s coaching on the river and in the club gym. Phil was a qualified umpire, often seen on the river at Putney for the great ‘Head of the River’ races and at regattas up and down the country.
Our condolences to his family, he is much missed by the rowing community.
Trafalgar Rowing Centre