COVID-19 UPDATE In light of the recent governmental advice, we are now taking bookings for Summer 2021. Thank you to everyone who has worked with us over the past 12 very difficult months. It is thanks to our patrons who have been very patient, our suppliers and our local council who have all been very supportive which has allowed us to continue to operate and continue our charitable work. If you are looking for a great venue with links with local businesses then look no further. Drop us a email and our friendly team will get in contact with you.
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
COVID-19 UPDATE 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.
The Management Committee are pleased to announce that we have installed iZettle cashless payment system at the bar. We will be able to take all card payments (Except American Express), for more information on what iZettle can do – watch this short video: https://youtu.be/RHpYyvtWFXc
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.