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Sir Steve Redgrave: Community clubs vital for 'widening the sport to more schools, getting them more involved'

Sir Steve Redgrave has said that community rowing clubs are vital for "widening the sport to more schools, getting them more involved".

The five times Olympic gold medallist officially opened the new Lea Rowing Club boathouse in East London yesterday.

It comes down to the community clubs really getting the new intake and this what I understand is going to be happening here, widening the sport to more schools, getting them more involved, having the juniors rowing again.

I am from Marlow in Buckinghamshire and the mainstay of our club is about our juniors.

– Sir Steve Redgrave

The opening coincided with the Paralympic Rowing Regatta in Rio.