British Rowing preparations for Tokyo 2020 discussed in Parliament

Last night (5 June), the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rowing heard about the GB Rowing Team’s preparations for Tokyo 2020 in the Palace of Westminster.

The Group, which comprises Members of both Houses of Parliament and all major parties, has the singular remit to support the sport of rowing.

MPs and Peers were joined by honorary and associate members of the Group, as British Rowing Chief Executive Officer, Andy Parkinson, and newly appointed Director of Performance, Brendan Purcell, made a presentation on the Team’s plans for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Speaking after the meeting, Group Co-Chair Lord Thomas of Gresford said “on behalf of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Rowing, it was a pleasure to welcome Andy and Brendan to Parliament, and to hear about the GB Rowing Team’s preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

“After such successful 2016 Games for our rowers, I hope that we will see further success at the 2020 Games, and secure our status as the world’s leading rowing nation.”

Andy Parkinson, said “we are confident of building on our success at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Tokyo 2020, to engage and inspire more people across the United Kingdom to get involved with rowing, and enjoy all the physical and social benefits that it can provide.”