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Local MP Zac Goldsmith presents Putney Town Rowing Club with Sport England cheque

Zac Goldsmith presents the cheque to president John Comer

Zac Goldsmith presents the cheque to president John Comer

As well as some great racing from the women’s squad at WEHORR this weekend, Saturday also saw PTRC presented with a cheque for £25,000 which will go towards the PTRC ramp fund. The cheque was presented by local MP Zac Goldsmith on behalf of Sport England.

The ramp has been the biggest pipeline project for The Town for some time now and thanks to some incredibly hard work from a dedicated group of PTRC members (and some very generous donations), the construction of the ramp will finally begin.

Club captain Duncan Emery commented, “It’s a very exciting time to be a member of Putney Town, both men’s and women’s rowing is thriving at the club and the ramp will allow safer access to the river and add more convenience to the already great facility we offer to all of our members.

“Our learn to row courses continue to succeed in introducing more and more people from the local community to the sport we love and we hope that the ramp will help us offer greater opportunity to those wishing to take up the sport and develop within it.”