GB Trials + Henley Fours & Eights

BROOKES|Rowing had a busy day of racing with the team split between racing at the second Senior GB Trial and on the extended race course at Henley Fours and Eights. In Boston, several of our athletes from Caversham were in racing action alongside our student athletes – all were looking to put down performances that could push them towards International representation later this season. There were many stand out performances – Brookes had six crews/composites in the Top 10 with Oli Wilkes backing up his win at the 1st Senior Trial with a 2nd place finish in the M2-. Promising results were also seen by several students competing for U23

BROOKES|Rowing take to the Tideway

Brookes at The Fours Head Several members of the Caversham contingent returned to racing with Brookes this weekend on the Tideway for Fours Head. In a great display of power and speed, Harry Brightmore steered the Championship Coxed Four (Oli Wilkes, Sam Bannister, Joshua Bugajski, Michael Glover) to a victory by a margin of 5 seconds over a talented field of crews. With some Caversham athletes away with injury, it was an opportunity for some of the student men to compete alongside them in a number of crews. Some really useful racing experience gained by all, including a very fast performance by our Men’s Academic M4+. We look forward to getting

Wilkes takes Top Spot at GB Trials

The first set of Senior and U23 trials since the Tokyo Olympics were held in Boston, Lincolnshire last weekend. Many were looking to make their mark on the new Olympiad with some promising results. With many absent from the Tokyo team, it was an opportunity for the “new guard” to put a show on. Oli Wilkes and Harry Glenister (Leander Club) took 1st place on the 5k water assessment by a handful of seconds over 2nd placed Freddie Davidson and Sam Bannister. Matt Aldridge, without a Pairs partner took to the water in a scull and claimed a very respectable 4th place overall. Jamie Copus was the top ranked lightweight,

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