‘By the time I left Brookes I knew exactly what I wanted to do - I wanted to row at the Olympics, and Brookes had given me that foundation. They train a lot harder now, the sport is moving on.’ Steve Williams, Double Olympic Gold Medallist Steve Williams, Double Olympic Gold Medallist ‘I had never been in a boat before I came to Oxford Brookes. I was a novice and started in my second year. I got the feeling anything was possible. There was no one saying ‘you can’t do this – you can’t achieve’. It got me to the Olympics.’ Carla Ashford, Olympian ‘Brookes gave me the opportunity and foundations to make me the racer I am today, this provided me with the platform to step into senior international rowing and pursue my Olympic dream' Alex Partridge, Olympic Silver & Bronze Medallist and Brookes Graduate