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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

GB Rowing 1st Assessment

This weekend saw the first step towards the 2019 Senior and U23 World Championships with the GB Rowing Team 1st Assessment in Boston, Lincolnshire. On Saturday, athletes performed a 2k ergo test with minimum standards required to proceed through to Sunday’s racing.  Brookes had 48 athletes racing across the weekend which included returners from this year’s Senior, U23 and University World Championships. The men’s pair of Rory Gibbs and Morgan Bolding had the highest place finish with 2nd overall, with the scratch pair of Matthew Aldridge and Mikey Dalton finishing in an impressive 5th place. With a number of Brookes crews close behind, the strength in depth of this year’s

17 Athletes Selected to Represent Great Britain

With the domestic season over, and the majority of the squad away on their summer break, a number of athletes will be representing Great Britain at the upcoming Senior European, World University and World U23 Championships. Below are those who have been selected: U23 World Championships (25-29 July) Matt Aldridge M8+ Sophia Heath W8+ Sam Nunn M4- Matt Rowe M4+ Henry Bloise-Brooke M4+ Gavin McWilliams M4+ Senior European Championships (2-5 August) Mat Tarrant M8+ Jamie Copus LM2x FISU World University Championships (10-12 August) Alex Styles LW2x Susie Dear W2- Matt Hnatiw M8+ Henry Swarbrick M8+ Michael Glover M8+ Harry Brightmore M8+ Morgan Bolding M4- Rory Gibbs M4- Ben

Henley Royal Regatta Preview

BROOKES|Rowing will have 7 crews racing at this year’s Henley Royal Regatta, which takes place from this Wednesday 4th July until Sunday 8th July. For the first time ever, there are two entries into the Ladies’ Plate, and a full student crew will be racing in the Remenham Challenge Cup. Of the three crews entered for qualifiers, which took place last Friday, two progressed to the main regatta. The Women’s 1st VIII beat off crews from the USA and Ireland to claim one of just six qualifying places. They will race Yale University in the Remenham Challenge Cup on Wednesday at 12:00. In the Temple Challenge Cup, our “B” crew

Women win Academic Eights at Henley Women’s Regatta

The women’s squad have just returned from one of the best club performances to date at Henley Women’s Regatta, where 23 athletes reached finals day. The highlight of the weekend was claiming a win in the Academic Eights, which saw two Brookes eights in the semi finals of the event. In the final against close rivals Newcastle University, Brookes got off to a fantastic start which gave them an unassailable lead by the time they reached the enclosures, and pushed out to a 1.5 length win by the finish, and crowned them Academic Eights Champions for the first time in the club’s history. In the Championship Fours event, Brookes got