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The Boat Race launches Future Blues

In 2018, The Boat Race Company launched Future Blues, a new year-round community outreach partnership in association with Fulham Reach Boat Club, to improve access to rowing across the four London boroughs that The Boat Race Championship Course passes through. The introduction of this unique and very special initiative will aim to improve state-school rowing across the capital.

Supported by BNY Mellon and Newton Investment Management and targeted at the 52 state schools and estimated 50,000 students in the area, the Future Blues programme will initially aim to create competitive, sustainable boat clubs within the 12 local schools in Hammersmith & Fulham. The initiative will raise the aspirations of a generation of children and help educate young people on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

Hanneke Smits, CEO of Newton Investment Management, said “We are immensely proud to launch the Future Blues community project that will increase the total number of school rowing clubs in the UK by 50%. We hope this initiative will leave a legacy of not only social upliftment but diversity and education for the future.”

Future Blues Launch Video

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Fulham Reach Boat Club

FRBC is unlocking the potential of young people through rowing. They provide an opportunity to take part in rowing, to become healthier and fitter, to learn about team work and to realise the full scale of their potential through competition.

As well as this we offer unrivalled facilities to both our growing membership base and participants in our year-round courses.

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