Oxford Brookes rowers will form part of the British contingent racing at the European Universities Rowing Championships (EUC) in Hanover, Germany next month.
The 73-strong British delegation is made up of crews from 11 different universities across the UK, having been selected on their results at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Regatta in May. Half of the Oxford Brookes Women’s Senior Eight – winners at this year’s Henley Women’s Regatta – have been selected to race in the Women’s 4-, a category which they won gold in at BUCS Regatta. Annie Withers, who will be racing in the this crew, represented Great Britain earlier in the summer at the World U23 Championships in Bulgaria, where she rowed as part of the bronze-medal 8+.Oxford Brookes’ mens squad have also had a successful year, and will field a Men’s 8+, 4- and Lightweight 2x at the regatta. Seven of the Oxford Brookes men attending EUSA also represented Great Britain at the World U23 Championships. Undergrad student Jamie Copus won silver in the Lightweight 4x, and has been selected to take part in the Senior World Championships in this boat class, which takes place the week before the EUCs.Allan French, Senior Women’s Squad Coach, said: “It’s exciting to be sending such a large team out to the Championships, and will be a great opportunity for the Brookes rowers to race against the best University competition from across Europe.”
EUSA will take place between 9 and 12 September.