(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 Rowing and Canoeing 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 Club House. As part of our 150th anniversary the goal is to have plans and funding in place to be able to build one, so we have somewhere to train and socialise off water and support our wider community activities.
Having consulted the whole club membership via a questionnaire the clear message is that we need:
- better changing room/shower facilities
- improved social space for people to meet
- more space for boat storage
- expanded and better space for gym and fitness training
This time we're determined to get the funding in place and to make the project a reality! We've made a really good start through a combination of generous donations, pledges and small grants. However, we need to raise more if we are to build the facility that Falcon deserves and to allow us to meet our expectations for the future.
We can't do this without your help: read more here
Matched funding available now! Every penny you give or raise now will be matched (including Gift Aid).
Please see how you can make a donation through our pledge page.
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