Olympic Gold Medallist Steve Trapmore opens The Leys School’s Boathouse

Steve Trapmore was guest of honour as he officially opened the Combined Colleges Boathouse on behalf of The Leys School last week.

Trapmore, an Olympic gold medallist with the Great Britain coxed eights in 2000, and Head Coach of the Cambridge University Boatclub, declared open the boathouse which will be shared between Churchill, King’s and Selwyn Colleges along with The Leys School. He commented, "The old boathouse facilities were good but these are in a different league."

Simon Hames, master in charge of rowing at The Leys said, "The new boathouse will give [our pupils] greater opportunity for indoor coaching and an improved environment in which to enjoy their sport."

You can read full coverage of the opening here.

For further information about the project visit our Combined Colleges Boathouse page.

Olympic Gold Medallist Steve Trapmore opens The Leys School’s Boathouse
The Leys headteacher Martin Priestley, left, with Steve Trapmore and the heads of boys’ and girls’ boats, Joe Middleton and Imogen Hope, in the new boathouse.
Olympic Gold Medallist Steve Trapmore opens The Leys School’s Boathouse
Olympic Gold Medallist Steve Trapmore opens The Leys School’s Boathouse