Boat Club

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About Us

The University of Nottingham has a long tradition of excellence in rowing. Whether you are just beginning or aiming for the next Olympics we aim to provide you with the highest quality facilities and coaching in a competitive but enjoyable environment.

Saturday Winners in W IM2 8+ and M IM1 2-

We have a busy competition schedule, with highlights of the year including BUCS Regatta, Head of the River and Henley Regatta.

Rowing requires an incredible combination of strength and endurance, and training in all conditions and times can make it a tough sport; however it is also extremely rewarding. We are a very friendly society and enjoy socials throughout the year, the highlight being our Tiger Ball.

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Join Us

If you have never rowed before, you can join the rowing club at the start of the Autumn Semester each year when we will run taster sessions and then teach you how to row so you can join our Novice Squads. If you have rowed before you can join our Senior Squad. Contact if you have any questions.

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We train out of our boathouse on the River Trent (a 20 minute cycle from the University Campus) and also at the National Water Sports Centre roughly three times a week on Wednesday afternoons and on Saturday/Sunday mornings. Off the water we have regular circuit training and strength & conditioning sessions at Indoor Facilities

Rowing uses virtually every muscle in the body, but because it lacks the gravity/impact shocks found in many other sports you will be able to safely develop your fitness in a short period of time. To be successful at rowing you will need to develop cardiovascular endurance, explosive strength and core stability.


The University has long held a tradition of commitment to the excellence of sport. The University has decided that it is targeting rowing as one of its major sports and as such invites any student who shows a talent in the sport of rowing to apply for a scholarship.

The University offers a comprehensive sports scholarship programme to help you achieve your sporting potential, helping you follow a dual career pathway and balance sporting and academic demands. Scholarships worth up to £11,000 are offered and include the following:

  • Financial support up to 4K
  • Individualised coaching
  • Access to all facilities
  • Strength & Conditioning programs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Movement analysis
  • Workshops in nutrition, injury prevention, sports psychology
  • Athlete lifestyle support
  • Athlete mentor
  • Academic flexibility and opportunities to study part-time
  • Elite coaching and rowing program designed for high performance athletes.



The Boat Club has an illustrious history stretching back to the 1890s, and in recent years has gone from strength to strength with strong performances at BUCS, Henley and the Malaysian Rowing Championships. We have a number of alumni who have gone on to compete for Team GB. Currently the GB rowing team includes former UoNBC rowers Chris Bartley, Kristina Stiller, Olivia Whitlam, Victoria Meyer-Laker and Melanie Wilson.

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Edward Hewitt
Club Development Co-ordinator
Lyn Winkworth
Fundraising and Sponsorship Officer
Michael Alwyn Trubshaw
Men's Captain
Matthew John Thoumine
Peter Boyes
Recruitment Officer
Ben Gray
Sarah Kathleen Yorke
Social Secretary
Jack Coulthard
Ruth Rhiannon Chapman
Harriet Grace Cotterell
Welfare Officer
Charles Alexander Smith
Womens Captain
Imogen Paige North
Women's Squad Press Officer
Nina Theresa Giambrone