Hugo Gulliver appointed Women’s Chief Coach

Announcement: Women’s Chief Coach BROOKES|Rowing is delighted to announce that Hugo Gulliver has been appointed the position of Women’s Chief Coach. Hugo is coming from University of London Boat Club, where he has been instrumental in the recent rise in performances that have culminated this summer in winning three Henley Women’s Regatta events including: Open Pairs, Open Fours and Academic Eights and at Henley Royal Regatta winning the Prince Albert Challenge Cup.Over the last six years, Hugo has helped drive UL’s return to being a dominant force in university rowing throughout the country. In 2018, British Rowing appointed him Lead Coach for the World University Championships in Shanghai; where Gulliver

Henley Royal Regatta 2021

Brookes qualified 95 athletes in the regatta across 17 crews with a total of 37 Henley Medals. A historic week came to a close on finals day, with Brookes having won the Grand Challenge Cup in the mornings session for the first time in its clubs history as a single named entry, beating a Brookes old boys crew – Taurus BC -after no other Club or Nation decided to enter.  It was more of a processional race but respect was shown to all on the finish line for the time and dedication all had played in helping to get the club to this point in history.  In the Ladies Challenge Plate, Brookes gained their fourth

Brookes athletes crowned U23 World Champions

Five Brookes Athletes medal at U23 World Championships In another exciting weekend of racing, five Brookes athletes represented Great Britain in the U23 World Championships held in Racice, Czech Republic. After an exciting build up to finals day held this Sunday, our Brookes athletes looked to be in contention for fighting with the worlds best U23 crews for medals. After a strong performance in the Heats, the Women’s Four progressed straight to the A-Final. Daisy Bellamy and Lettie Cabot, made up half the quartet and after success at the World Cup III and the Final Open Trial earlier in the season, they were looking to make a fast start in

Henley Women’s Regatta

Oxford Brookes Women claim the top prize in the Open Championship Eights at Henley Women’s Regatta. After a powerful display in time trial and semi-final, the Oxford Brookes Women’s Championship VIII lined up against a talented Tideway Scullers Crew. In challenging conditions, on what was the original finals day for the Henley Royal Regatta, the Brookes crew made a flying start and continued to build their lead throughout the race to take a memorable victory. There were six returners from the previous weekends’ success at the BUCs Regatta in the crew. Autumn Mantell and Sophia Heath have had individual previous success in the event, however, it was the first victory

A record breaking weekend at BUCs Regatta 2021

The Women’s squad claimed their first victory in Championship VIIIs for five years and the men’s squad were unbeaten and claimed BUCs Records across the sweep events in Nottingham this weekend. On Day 1, the women raced in smaller boats. In dreary conditions, the Women claimed the Championship Coxless 4- Gold after a dramatic row-through in the closing stages of the race for the top spot with the crew from UL. After trailing much of the course, the crew of Harriet Ferguson, Taylor Caudle, Isy Hawes and Beth Dutton remained composed to take the lead in the last metres of the race. The Women’s Intermediate 4+ claimed a very respectable

Marlow International Regatta 2021

The Brookes Men’s squad, bolstered by the return of several of our Olympic Pathway athletes from the World Cup III were in racing action this Saturday at Eton Dorney Lake, for the Marlow International Regatta. Sadly, the Brookes team were four athletes short of a full complement as they are currently away training as a part of potential U23 projects. Oxford Brookes University had five Eights entered between the Championship and Tier 2 events in the early morning session. Several athletes doubled up in Coxless and Coxed Four’s throughout the rest of the day. Racing was competitive and many lessons were learnt by athletes and crews throughout the team in

Success at The Metropolitan Regatta

BROOKES|Rowing put on a display not only on the International stage this weekend but also in the largest domestic race since the COVID-19 pandemic paused events and competition back in 2020. After 461 days since their last race in an VIII, Brookes fielded a strong contingent of athletes at The Metropolitan Regatta on the Dorney Lake Olympic course for a busy two days of racing. On Saturday, the Brookes Women dominated the Time Trial to qualify two VIIIs in the A Final. With an incredible standard of racing by all, less than a second separated half of the field during the Championship W8+ final. After a strong 3rd500m, the Brookes

Brookes Athletes on the World Stage

The performances this weekend at World Cup III in Sabaudia, Italy was a true testament to the strength, depth and development of the group of athletes who are a part of the Olympic Pathway Program (OPP) at BROOKES|Rowing. For all involved it was their first Senior International competition and several prospective Olympic Crews were to attend the Regatta. Men’s Coxless Four – GBR 1Sam NunnSam BannisterMatt AldridgeDavid Ambler Men’s Coxless Four – GBR 2Lenny JenkinsMatt RoweDavid Bewicke-CopleyFreddy Davidson Harry Brightmore – Coach Women’s Coxless Four – GBREsme BoothDaisy Bellamy Lauren Irwin (Leander)Hope Cessford (Leander) After being granted Elite Athlete Exemption earlier in the year, a group of 15 athletes from both

Brookes takes 4th at Head of the Charles

Oxford Brookes Men’s 1st VIII charged from 24th place to 4th place at this weekend’s Head of the Charles Regatta. Cox Harry Brightmore was kept on his toes at all times whilst overtaking crews from Princeton, Penn and Cornell. This has been a great experience and a big learning curve for all the crew who hope to be able to return next year in a more competitive starting position. The race, the largest regatta in the world, took place between Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts. The crew were in fifth place through the first two timing points at Riverside Boat Club and Weld Boathouse, but the fastest last two minutes of

Head of the Charles preview

This weekend our Men’s 1st VIII will compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta for the first time since 2004, when they finished in 4th place in Championship Eights. The crew faces senior international crews from the USA, Netherlands, Germany and Italy in addition to many US College rivals and also challenges from the UK in the form of Cambridge University, who won the 2004 race. The crew are all returners from last year’s Henley Royal Regatta winning Ladies Plate and Temple Cup crews, and half of the crew represented Great Britain at the recent SH Netz Cup in Germany where they finished in third place. Read more here.