Thank you for taking time to read the web page of the Shiplake College Boat Club Supporters' Association (SCBCSA).
The SCBCSA helps to support the boys, girls and coaches throughout all age groups, from J14 to the senior squad. This support also extends to all rowers’ families. A major part of this support is raising funds to contribute to the Boat Club’s ongoing success. Further information is available below and also on the rowing sport website www.shiplakesports.org.uk.
At certain events throughout the year you will see the maroon Shiplake Gazebo which provides shelter from the elements come rain or shine. It also provides Shiplake supporters with a cup of tea or coffee, cakes, bacon rolls and on those warm days a glass of Pimm's and canapés! If you are ever able to donate a cake, muffins, flapjacks, brownies or shortbread they would all be gratefully received.
I hope to see you on the riverbank and here's wishing Shiplake College Boat Club a very successful and enjoyable season.
If you would like to find out more or have any questions or indeed want to get involved please feel free to contact a member of the committee.
As you may be aware, rowing is an expensive sport with 'eights' priced at upwards of £30,000 and the cost of other necessities such as blades also mounting up. Whilst the College provides a generous budget, the SCBCSA tries to raise funds for the smaller extras.
We usually have a donations box for the teas and coffee and any money that we do collect goes directly to the Boat Club Fund. Quiz nights, raffles, dinners and river cruises, as well as the annual Shiplake Regatta, are all regularly part of the fundraising efforts.
Fundraising efforts are now looking towards supporting the proposed new boathouse.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Recent Fundraising Support
In recent years, the SCBCSA has successfully raised funds to purchase a range of valuable items:
- 2015 - Trailer
- 2014 – Blades (supported by River Cruise)
- 2013 – Contribution to New Pair
- 2012 – Riggers for J14 Boat
- 2011 – Trailor
- 2010 – Boat Club gym floor
- 2009 – Set of 8 sweep Blades
- 2008 – Two Gold Speed Coach Rate meters and a coxbox
- 2007 – Contribution to Vespoli eight
The Shiplake College Boat Club Supporters Association (SCBCSA) currently stocks branded:
- Snoods and Beanies = £10.00
- Cufflinks (bar or chain fittings available) = £20.00
- Umbrellas = £20.00
- Lapel Pins = £12.00
- Print of 'Shiplake Stretch of the Thames' = £40
- Water Bottles = £3.00
All merchandise is available by completing the form below, at reception or by contacting a member of the committee. Cheques should be made payable to SCBCSA.