(16th May 2020) Following the Governments' update advice the boatclub and surrounding storage have re-opened subject to restrictions in line with those issued by British Rowing and British Canoeing. Paddling and rowing are now possible for singles, and doubles from the same households. Please ensure that you follow the instructions that have been issued from the rowing and canoeing committees.
Are you looking to start rowing, canoeing or kayaking?
Falcon Boat Club provides the opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy the river and benefit from its place in our community.
Visit the Contacts page for more information on who to contact and how to get involved!
For many years the River Thames in Oxford has been used as a place of leisure and pleasure, activity and competition.
Falcon is one of the oldest rowing clubs in Oxford. Since its foundation in 1869, the Club has provided a place for local men and women to come together, make friendships, learn new skills and keep fit. Nowadays we offer rowing, canoeing and kayaking to the residents of Oxford and beyond. We continue to be a thriving club with strong links to our local community. We aim to provide a safe and friendly environment for people to learn new boating skills, to train and compete or to just unwind and relax on the water. Our membership is open to all and the Falcon boathouse is a focal point for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together and enjoy the river
You’ll find us just upstream of Donnington Bridge in East Oxford (postcode for satnav is OX4 4BJ; see the contacts page for how to find us), where most Saturday and Sunday mornings, or weekday evenings in summer, you will find someone to chat to about rowing, kayaking or open canoeing.
All this wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our supporters.
Throughout Falcon’s history the Club has never had its own clubhouse. As part of our 150th anniversary we set a goal to have plans and funding in place to finally be able to build one, giving us somewhere to train, socialise off water and support our wider community activities. After some incredible work by a group of members, donations from large numbers of club users, funding boading and very generous individuals, construction was able to begin in September 2020.
We still need to raise a lot more money to fit complete the building and we can't do this without your help. See below or read more here.
Fundraising for the clubhouse
See how you can make a donation through our pledge page.
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Sport England funding towards the new clubhouse
We are delighted to be able to announce that our latest bid to Sport England for assistance with the funding of the new clubhouse has been successful with a grant of £75,000.
Sport England funding of a new touring boat (May 2019)
Thanks to a Sport England grant which enabled the purchase of a new touring boat the club is now able to deliver beginner and return to rowing courses to a broader spectrum of rowers in a lightweight coxed touring quad. Following the successful reintroduction of Covid-safe rowing in singles and household doubles we have now been able to resume limited crew boat activity. The additional boat means that Falcon can continue to offer touring rowing to existing members whilst also introducing rowing coaching specifically for recreational rowers, to include coxing skills.