Rowing for Brookes has shaped my life over the last three years. When first joining, I struggled to gain traction with the training style. But, I felt so supported and motivated by my teammates. I remember being really inspired by the older girls who would give me words of encouragement and tell me to trust the process.
Since then, I have been fortunate enough to win Henley Women’s in the Academic VIII, come 3rd at WEHORR, beat Oxford and Cambridge during fixtures, come 6th at the first round of GB trials and race at the San Diego Crew Classic, in California. During my time at Brookes I have also raced in Germany and Belgium, the opportunities here are endless.
I love being part of Brookes due to the competitive team spirit, cohesion between the men’s and women’s squads, the effective coach-athlete relationships and the fact that we go to every race knowing we can win. I would recommend it to anyone. It involves a lot of hard work but so much fun too. Putting on your Brookes kit and racing surrounded by all your mates is a feeling I simply can’t compare anything to and I’m so grateful to be part of it.