Agecroft Rowing Club is hosting a ‘Centurion Challenge’ family day event to raise £30,000 to help get more local young people into the sport.

The Salford based sports club – which celebrates its 160th anniversary this year – will host an Agecroft family ‘Sunday Funday’ on 12 Sep to raise money to set up an inner-city rowing programme for children. The BBQ fundraiser promises to have something for the whole family, including a bouncy castle and the opportunity for kids to take part in taster sessions in play boats.

 And let’s not forget the ‘big kids’ – the adults can enjoy a bar hosted by Salford’s finest SEVEN BRO7HERS, who will be serving a limited edition ‘Agecroft IPA’ on tap and a personalised Agecroft Gin will also be available for purchase.

 To mark the occasion, club member Robbie Macfarlane will take on the ultimate ‘row for change’; rowing 100km up and down the River Irwell. The Centurion Challenge will see Robbie row in various boat combinations, for the equivalent distance of Salford Cathedral to York Minister. Robbie will finish the last 2km of his challenge on a rowing machine surrounded by supporters.Estimated to take between 10 and 12 hours to complete it won’t be a walk in the park. Robbie joins a fleet of people across the country completing the Centurion Challenge on Sept 12th to raise awareness of vital community projects, including #RowforChange, with Robbie representing Salford & Manchester.

 The event will kick off at Watersports Centre, Salford Quays from 6:30am on Sunday 12th with the Centurion Challenge and run until around 4pm – to donate to #RowforChange head to:

Sun 12 Sep, From 6.30am, Watersports Centre,
Salford Quays
Brad Lengden
Published on:
Thu 9 Sep 2021