Rowing at Sacred Heart High School
Sixth Form students have the opportunity to take part in the Learn to Row programme, and those with rowing experience can also trial for our senior rowing team. Both are run in conjunction with Fulham Reach Rowing Club. Our Year 13 student, Imogen A. summarises the incredible achievements of the Rowing team at Sacred Heart, since inception in 2016.
'In the winter of 2016 the first competitive Sacred Heart rowing team was formed. Since then, we have raced in national events every year. Some of these races include Schools head, a 6.7km time trial along the river from Chiswick to Putney; the Junior regatta where we were able to achieve the school its first ever A final. Most noticeably, in June 2019, we raced at Henley Woman's Regatta, an all female regatta set up for the absence of female racing at Henley Royal Regatta. We were still the first state school to have raced at this international event, in spite of competing against private schools and clubs that have a much longer history of competitive rowing.
It is thanks to the hard work of the staff who have established Sacred Heart High’s first rowing club and the work the school has done to provide us with the opportunities we have been given which has allowed us achieve these results. We are delighted to be given the opportunity to still be on the schools rowing team and are now turning our focus to not only the upcoming season but in October next year we hope to compete in the biggest multi-day race, The Head of the Charles River in Boston Massachusetts.
Despite the early morning sessions, near impossible ergs and a well thought training program, rowing continues to be a very enjoyable sport that i wish to continue here and into the future'.
The sixth form netball teams train and play competitive matches. Training takes place each week for one hour after school and matches are played against local schools including Lady Margaret’s, Cardinal Vaughan and St Benedict’s.
Sixth form students are invited to join the Scared Heart boxing club which is run in school by an external specialist coach.