BROOKES|Rowing: A Head of the River history

One of the most staggering improvements since the boat club’s foundations are the results that have been witnessed at the Head of the River race.

BROOKES|Rowing have now held the Headship since 2016 and in the last two races have placed three crews inside the Top 10. What is clear, is the spirit of the club remains the same from top to bottom. Everyone gives their best and it shows with the 4-6th eights inside the Top 20 and with the 7th eight coming a respectable 53rd in 2019.

What is equally exciting for the future of Oxford Brookes University Boat Club is the development of the women’s squad and their performances at the Women’s Head of the River Race. The results have been consistently high from both the 1st and 2nd eights in recent editions of the race. Since 2010, the Women’s squad has won eight pennants at the Women’s Head of the River. Sadly, the race has not run for the last three years, however, with a growing amount of talent in the squad, there is hope for a big step on with results next year.

All athletes give 100% and are helped to be the best they can be. If you feel you have what it takes to be part of our team or want the opportunity to see what you can achieve in the sport then please fill out our recruitment form for more information for 2022 entry.