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Rowing Club
Rowing club
Rowing club


The University of Birmingham Rowing Club is a student-run club which aims to support athletes whatever their level of experience or ambition. Year upon year the Rowing Club introduces rowing to over a hundred complete novices and through dedicated support and coaching it quickly brings them up to a very competitive level. Experienced athletes are also well catered for with professional support from the High-Performance Centre helping them to unlock their full potential.

Being a University sports club we foster an appropriate balance between academic and sporting excellence. Students and coaches work hard to ensure our members achieve their potential, not just out on the water, but in the exam hall as well. The main events the Rowing Club aims towards are BUCS Head and BUCS Regatta, where we consistently enter competitive crews at all levels: from beginner through to elite. As well as these events we also regularly enter national competitions such as Head of the River, Women’s Head of the River and both Henley Women’s Regatta and Henley Royal Regatta.

How to get involved


To discover more and get involved, come and meet current club members at Sport & Fitness Fair on Tuesday 21 September in the Sport & Fitness Arena from 10am-5pm. This is the best place to find about trials and taster sessions. You will be asked to register your interest using the ‘Register Interest’ form above, and then you will receive confirmation of the dates of trials and taster sessions in a follow up email. If you would prefer, you can also fill in the form before Sport & Fitness Fair, but you will not receive any further information until the evening of Tuesday 21 September.

If you have any questions for the club before Sport & Fitness Fair, please contact the club directly via the red contact us button or their social media pages.

Following trials and taster sessions, if you would like to join the club you must purchase a membership online. To purchase a membership, please click the yellow join us button above.

Please note, on top of the club membership fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee also allows you access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, and is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.

Key contacts

Club President: Beth Sinnott

Senior Men’s Captain: Tommo Preistley 

Senior Women’s Captain: Abbie Lorimer