Queen’s Park High School is one of only four state schools in the country to be able to boast to having its own Boat House which was founded back in 1946 when the school was Chester City Grammar School. The existing boathouse was built in 1971 and is located nearby on the picturesque River Dee. Our rowers compete very successfully at local, regional and national levels and are fantastic ambassadors for the school.
Over the years we have had many successful rowers achieve international standard and some even gone to compete in the Olympics, with the club growing more and more each year we hope to continue achieving these fantastic results!
The club is now run solely by volunteer coaches and administration staff, most of whom are present and past parents of club members and more recently an ex GB rower now parent joining the team.
As a club we attend most of the locally run competitions and several national heads and regattas each year. We cater at local events, bag-pack at supermarkets and hold other fund-raising events throughout the year to keep the club running.
We provide taster rowing sessions and training for students within school time and adult rowing courses in the summer.
QPHS Rowing Club chairman Richard Cox was named winner of the Regional Volunteer of the Year award for the North West 2017 by British Rowing in recognition of his significant contribution to the sport. Read More
Get a sense for 'A day in the Life of' our rowers and watch this short video of our Senior Girls being filmed for the Rio Olympics promotional video,
'Be the Heartbeat: Less than 100 Days to Rio 2016' - Enjoy!