Welcome to UoB Boat Club

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Contact Us

Club President

Josh Allsop 

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Address

University of Birmingham Boat Club 

Athletic Union, Munrow Sports Centre

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston

B15 2TT

 

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Upcoming Events


BUCS 4s & 8s Head Race

Date: Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd February 2014 - Cancelled

Venue: River Nene, Peterborough, PE1 1EF


UBBC Sponsored 24 Hour Row

Date: Wed 5th March - Thurs 6th March 

Venue: Mermaid Square, University of Birmingham Guild of Students, Edgbaston


Gloucester Spring Head

Date: Sun 9th March 2014

Venue: Gloucester Rowing Club, Gloucester, GL2 5DH


 

 

Golden Sunshine for Brum's Rowers

UBBC keep up their winning streak and bring home three golds from Gloucester during the best weather of the year.

 

This past weekend saw the UBBC squad travel to the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal for Gloucester Rowing Club's annual Spring Head. Despite being a smaller competition, there was worthy opposition over the senior 4000m race and the novice 1750m race. It provided an excellent opportunity for the squad to develop race fitness in preparation for some big upcoming meets.

 

The sun was truly shining on Birmingham, who picked up three golds between the squad. Milo George found victory in the Intermediate single sculls with a respectable time of 16:13, followed by Alex Ozegovic and James Heal. George and Ozegovic also stormed down the course in the Double sculls to take gold in a time of 15:21, beating the opposition by over a minute. However, the golden performances were not just limited to the mens squad. Hannah Garvey burst through a competitive sculling line up to win gold in a time of 17:46, followed very closely by her Bristol rival. These results further reinforce Birmingham's strength in the sculling discipline. This year, Head Coach Rich Poole chose to focus on this discipline, with aims of Birmingham becoming a sculling centre of excellence.

 

Strong performances were also seen in the sweep discipline. The intermediate men (comprised of mostly first year rowers) competed in the difficult IM3 8+ category, coming in fifth. This squad, coached by Tania Griffin, has performed very well this season. Despite the cancellation of BUCS Head earlier in February, the crew has kept morale high. Their quick and early development has built up a lot of excitement for the later head races and regatta season. The novice women 8+ also had brilliant results, coming second in their race. Birmingham has always had a strong novice women's programme, and it is fantastic to see this reputation reinforced yet again.

 

 

Now the squads look forward to Men's and Women's Head, after which the focus will set on the upcoming regatta season.