Hinksey Sculling School Ltd.

Hinksey Sculling School Ltd.

Charity information

Hinksey Sculling School Ltd.

In 1994 Sports Match granted an award to Headington School, the Oxford Girls Public School, for 6 small sculling boats on the understanding that the grant eventually found its way into the "Community".
These boats are still used on Hinksey Lake in Hinksey Park. They, conveniently, fit onto racking in a store at the South Oxford Community Centre, to whom we remain hugely indebted for this facility.
HSS was formed as a Community Sculling Club in 1998 with a few children of City of Oxford Rowing Club coaches as the first members.
In 2011 there are approaching 140 “Community” members from all walks of life
In addition to the SOCA operation we are also indebted to the Oxford City Council for access to changing and shower facilities in their swimming pool complex.
The Hinksey lake operation now forms the HSS “Nursery” in a still water environment enabling athletes to move to the river operation at Godstow with a full single sculling skill acquired without flowing water or time pressure.
The Godstow operation is also only possible due to the generosity of the St Edward’s School and their Boat Club staff, in particular, who enable the priceless access to the river.

Founded 1998

  • Mission statement

    We aim to provide all children in the area with the opportunity to learn the skill of "sculling & Rowing" irrespective of their abilty to pay fees.

    Additionally we operate "after school" and "curricular" rowing sessions on rowing machines (ergometers), aiming to increase fitness within the school generally and the cross-curricular use of the ergometer within the state school sector.

  • Aims

    Hinksey Sculling School Ltd. aims to:

    • The aim is to provide the opportunity to youngsters from the Community to taste the benefits of a sport which has previously been seen as the preseve of those from the Public School Sector.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1998

    Registered Charity Number: 1107485

    Board members: 7

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 5

    Volunteers: 20

    Phone number: 01235 226135

    Address: 12 Rawlings Grove Abingdon OX14 1SH

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  • Sculling and Rowing in the Community

    Hinksey Sculling School (HSS) wants to strengthen and enhance its capability to offer any ... More