The men’s squad at Oxford Brookes is the best university rowing program in the country, and is one of the main high-performance centres for developing and directing athletes into the GB Rowing senior team.
Head coach Henry Bailhache-Webb has engineered the men’s program’s continued rise over the last 10 years. The program itself is designed to prepare athletes for the Senior team at the top end, and to work perfectly around a student athlete’s academic timetable – this balance of academia and rowing builds students with focus, drive, commitment and character.
BROOKES|Rowing has a long history of developing athletes to Henley-winning, U23 and Olympic standard – Rory Gibbs came to Brookes in 2012 from Millfield School, with barely 4 months of rowing experience and a 6:40 2km score. 3 years later:
British national champion – 2015
Represented GB twice at U23 level – 2015, 2016
1st at the Head of the River Race – 2016
Won the Temple Challenge Cup at HRR – 2016