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Truro College and Flushing & Mylor Pilot Gig Club on course for Partnership success

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Flushing and Mylor Pilot Gig Club and Truro College will be working in close partnership to create new gig rowing opportunities for young people. The joint initiative will see the delivery of a number of 'Learn to Row' courses, targeting students from Truro College who have little or no experience of gig rowing.

The project, which has the full support of British Rowing, will also develop regular gig rowing sessions at Flushing and Mylor Pilot Gig Club for students who have completed the introductory course and for those who already have some knowledge of the sport. Truro College Academy Co-ordinator, Julie Penprase, will also be developing a Pilot Gig Rowing Academy for college students who are keen to compete in the sport, as part of the partnership programme.

Julian Wills, Truro College Sports Maker said "Working in partnership with local community clubs is a key objective of the college, and the forming of such relationships is essential to creating sustainable sports opportunities for our students. Flushing and Mylor Pilot Gig Club have a team of extremely committed and enthusiastic volunteers who we are delighted to be working with."

The new initiative has been made possible through a successful Sport England bid for two new plastic gigs and equipment, which will be used in the delivery of the engagement programme. The new gigs are currently being made and should be delivered to the club in the next month. The new project will see almost 300 young people experience the sport during the next four years.