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HSOBC has so far had more than 120 girls who have rowed competitively for team GB, an Olympian competing at the last three Olympic games, and one who had qualified for Tokyo 2020. Despite becoming one of the largest, most admired and successful school Boat Clubs in the UK and having a community of over 2,300 rowers, HSOBC has never owned its own Boathouse or had direct access to the River Thames. 


After years of renting facilities at Godstow, Headington have secured planning permission for a Boathouse, wet dock and boating pontoons on a site at Maddy Moorings, Long Wittenham in Oxfordshire. 


The 8 acre site will provide the Boat Club with 300 metres of river frontage and 5km of uncongested water. As well as a large landing stage, boat bays and indoor storage, the new facilities will include a crew room, changing facilities and a kitchen, providing a space that Headington really can call home.

Will You Be IN THE CREW?

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Having purchased the land, HSOBC’s ambition is to build an environmentally sustainable Boathouse which is fit for the 21st Century. The build will cost approximately £2million and in order to proceed, we need to raise 50% through donations, giving us a fundraising target of £1million.  


It is only with the generous support of parents, alumnae and the wider community that we will be able to build a Boathouse HSOBC can call home.


Donations of any size will make a real difference in helping us to achieve our dream, enabling current pupils and generations of future Headingtonians to achieve even greater success.   


For more information about naming opportunities and how you can invest in this exciting project to help HSOBC build our Boathouse, please contact:


Ryan Demaine, Head Coach, HSOBC 


Helen Batchelor, External Relations Trustee 

Alice Abbott, Development Manager 

Or call the Development Office on +44 (0)1865 759192

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