This is what Sergio wrote to us…
Rowing boat shed at Sport Club de Natal Brazil[/caption]
Sport Club de Natal is a sports association dedicated to the practice of Olympic rowing, founded on November 25, 1915. It is a non-profit entity, recognised by state public utility by Law No. 707 of November 7, 1929 and of public utility By Law No. 581 of September 6, 1956.
In spite of the difficulties, the Sport Club de Natal in its more than 100 years of existence, has maintained its headquarters in operation with its few equipment in use conditions and its athletes in training.
Sport Club de Natal rowing tank
The Club has no income and receives no help from public authorities, survives from the collaboration of a small group of associates and small donations from rowing-loving collaborators. Nevertheless, it maintains in training its rowing teams, men’s and women’s, composed by a group of approximately 30 athletes.
The Sport Club de Natal also develops a meritorious work of humanitarian and social nature, assisting in the formation of young people in need in our City, especially the residents in the neediest neighbourhoods, providing them with the opportunity of guidance and better quality of life through sports practice, away from drugs and bad habits.
The Club also maintains a rowing school designed to serve children from 9 to 11 years old who wish to start practicing this sport. The school is free and the children who attend are from low-income families who are guided by a Volunteer Physical Education Teacher.
Since it is a charity entity, which does not have sufficient resources or materials to carry out its main objective, which is the training of young athletes, it must appeal to the collaboration and help of Non-Governmental Organisations, without which It would be impossible to carry out any initiative in this direction.”
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