Committee Statement on COVID-19


In light of the latest government advice recommending that everyone avoids large social gatherings, and in order to protect the health of our members, guests and volunteers, we have decided to temporarily close the Trafalgar Rowing Centre as from 23th March 2020 in order to play our part in ensuring the country moves beyond this as swiftly as possible.

We will be in touch with anyone who currently holds a reservation for hire of the hall. If you have paid a deposit we will either credit you against a future booking, or refund any money paid – this will be your choice, and our Treasurer will be in touch to make arrangements. AT THIS POINT WE WILL NOT BE TAKING BOOKINGS FOR EVENTS TO BE HELD WITHIN A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS, ie UNTIL 1ST OCTOBER 2020. We will review this position in three months time.

For over 100 years the Trafalgar Rowing Centre, and its constituent clubs have provided a source of healthy outdoor exercise for the people of Greenwich. We are proud of what we have become over the last twenty years since re-launching as the Trafalgar 2001 Trust: a hub for social, eduicational and community activity, not merely a sports club. We will be back.

Victim of Vandalism

With sadness the Trafalgar Committee has to report that the Trust has been a victim of vandalism. On two separate occasions the boat house windows have been smashed. Please, if you see any suspicious behaviour within the local area, you must report this to the local police.


Tideway juvenile fish survey summary report

The larval and juvenile fish surveys in the Tidal Thames are now complete. The Estuaries and Wetlands team at ZSL, together with partners Bournemouth University and SC2 have analysed the data and put together a report. Please find attached a summary of this report should you wish to see what discoveries your efforts contributed to!
ZSL would like to express its gratitude to the many volunteers who donated their time and effort to the Tideway juvenile and larval fish surveys. With such an extensive methodology we really could not have done it without you. We hope that your experience has increased your admiration for the Thames and that you continue to spread the word about the wildlife and wonders found here.
The Trafalgar Committee continues to support this great cause, and is pleased to see the diversity of the river increase year after year.
For more information please download the file.

Shepherd Neame

The Management Committee is pleased to announce our new partnership with Shepherd Neame brewery. This has been work in progress for the past 6 months, however, finally we are able to announce our partnership. Shepherd Neame is an English independent brewery founded in 1698 in Faversham, Kent.

Ray Cassidy Steps Down

Ray Cassidy has stepped down as Chairman of the Trafalgar Management Committee. The Committee would like to thank Ray for all his work over the past 15 years on the committee. Ray will continue to Chair the Trustee Committee which get together every year to review what the Management Committee has done. Under Ray, the Trust has gone from strength to strength and we have been able to put more and more resources back into the rowing clubs.

Pictures from a recent 40th birthday.

I recently celebrated my 40th birthday at the Rowing Club and a brilliant evening was had by all! Everyone commented on what a great venue it was. The setting is beautiful with amazing views across the Thames which can also be enjoyed on a massive balcony, brilliant in this sunny weather! The bar is reasonably priced and well stocked and the staff were excellent in both the planning and especially on the night. Tom helped out the providing of welcome drinks and the arrival of 40 pizzas! Things just seem to be taken care of without any stress. I cannot recommend the clubhouse highly enough, the perfect venue for a celebration! Thank you to all the team and thank you for putting up with all our dodgy singing during the silent disco!

Trafalgar 2001 Trust Limited: Trustees’ Report

Trafalgar 2001 Trust Limited
Trustees’ Report

The trustees, who also act as directors of the company present their report and the financial statements for the
year ended 31 January 2018. The financial statements have been drawn up in accordance with statutory
requirements and applicable accounting standards.

The company was incorporated on 23 January 2002 as a company limited by guarantee. It is governed by the
Memorandum and Articles of Association issued on incorporation. It was registered as a charity on 4 February

Objectives and activities

The objective of the trust is to provide facilities for water-related and other physical recreation facilities in South
East London.

The Trustees in conjunction with the member clubs (Globe Rowing Club and Curlew Rowing Club) provide
facilities for water-related and other physical recreation activities at the Trafalgar Rowing Centre on the River
Thames and at the Royal Albert Dock.

The main activities being rowing on river and indoor rowing. Trafalgar 2001 Trust Limited and the member clubs
are affiliated to British Rowing.

The Trust is a voluntary organisation and wishes to thank all volunteers for their assistance with, and
commitment to the success of its operation.

Recruitment and appointment of Trustees

A minimum of six trustees must hold office. Should the number of trustees fall below six, the remaining Trustees
are obliged to appoint a replacement from the membership of Globe or Curlew rowing clubs. Trustees shall be
selected who have particular concern for the promotion of water sports on the River Thames.
Achievements and performance

The trustees are pleased to report the following achievements:

Globe Rowing Club has continued to bring new people into rowing at Greenwich and has seen a big increase in
women members. Through its partnership with London Youth Rowing, it has built a successful junior section,
with girls and boys crews rowing at Henley Royal Regatta for the first time ever and individuals selected to
represent their country at international junior events.

Curlew Rowing Club have built on their successes of recent years in producing both women’s and men’s crews of
quality and have achieved the Club’s highest places in both the Women’s and Men’s Head of the River races.
Both Women’s and Men’s squads have competed at Women’s Henley and Men’s Henley. The Club continues to
attract new members to ensure success in the future.

The Trust continues to interact positively with the local community, the local Education authorities, the Port Of
London Authority and British Rowing, Thames Regional Rowing Council and others to improve the water sports
experience for local people.

Financial review

During the period the Trust received donations of £6,012 and generated funds through the provision of rowing
and other facilities totalling £28,202. Total subscriptions of £2,750 were received in the year. The costs of
generating funds and charitable activities amounted to £52,823 generating a deficit of £15,859 for the year.
Reserves Policy

As indicated by the balance sheet, the Charity held funds of £19,552 at 31 January 2018, at which date they were
considered to be sufficient to meet the forward commitments of the Charity. The Trustees, who are responsible
for the reserves policy of the Charity, monitor and review at regular intervals and are satisfied that the balance
held on both restricted and unrestricted funds are adequate for the Charity’s needs.

Small company provisions

This report has been prepared in accordance with the small companies regime under the Companies Act 2006.

Curlew Rowing Club hosts their AGM

Curlew Rowing Club

EST. 1866

Following the Annual General Meeting of the Club, I am pleased to announce the following Officers of the Club:

Chairman: Mr. Matthew Richardson

Treasurer: Mr. John Stewart

Club Secretary: Ms. Rebecca Jackson

Club Captain: Ms. Jessica Phillips

Women’s Captain: Ms. Emily Wilsher

Men’s Captain: Mr. Edward Ninham & Mr. Stuart Beard

Development Squad Captain: Mr. Henry Irish & Mr. Sam Toner

Social Secretary: Ms. Zoe Amos

Regatta Secretary: Mr. Angus Wilson

Kit Secretary: Ms. Amy Powell

Membership Officer: Ms. Preeti Sankaran

Fundraising Officer: Ms. Gemma Barker

Information Officer: Ms. Kat Blomberg & Ms. Margaret Ann Hennessy

Curlew Rowing Club: Alumni Day

Sunday 12th August saw Curlew Rowing Club host a afternoon dedicated to our alumni members, to try to reestablish links with our Curlew Past.

A great thank you to John Brunton and Paul Maloney who have been instrumental in getting over 50 people together to share some happy memories about our club. This has been very much at the forefront of this year’s committee, and a special thanks has to go to Laura Binns our Alumni Officer who has worked tirelessly over the past 10 months to try and establish names and faces. 

Peter Blaseby and Jonathan Hood recounted some great Curlew times over the past 50 years – I think this will become an annual event! We had representatives from the 1950s, 60s, right through to the current Henley qualified crews who came to mingle with our guests.

Next stop for the Alumni are the AGM on the 22nd September, then we will be hosting a quiz night start of season, then I hope to see many faces at our formal Christmas Party in December.

We are constantly searching out for old Curlew Rowers who want to re-connect with their old club and clubmates. Please contact captain@curlewrowingclub.co.uk