University of Warwick Boat Club

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University of Warwick Boat Club
Image showing the rowing club's emblem
Image showing the rowing club's blade colours
Location Barford, Warwickshire, UK
Home water River Avon
Founded 1966 (1966)
Coaches Thomas Broomfield, Oliver James, Patrick Hinton, Oliver Frazer
Membership 100 (approx)
Affiliations British Rowing
Notable members
Tom Solesbury

The University of Warwick Boat Club is the rowing club of the University of Warwick. It was founded in 1966[1] and currently has over 100 members.[2] The club rows out of a boathouse on a 3.5km stretch of the River Avon, Warwickshire. It caters for all levels of rowers, from novices to experienced oarsman and boats previous members such as Oxford University Boat Club member and Boat Race winner, Ben Ellison[3] and Olympian Tom Solesbury.[4]



The club's facilities are extensive and include 16 Concept2 ergos and a Concept2 dynamic ergo, kept in the on-campus sports centre. The club's men's 1st VIII currently rows in a hudson shark Empacher[5] and the women's 1st VIII currently rows in a 2011 Janousek.[5] The club owns three further eights, three fours and numerous small boats.

The club trains out of a recently rebuilt[5] boathouse on a private 3.5 km stretch of the River Avon south of Warwick Castle.

Warwick Graduate Boat Club[edit]

The club's alumni maintain strong links with the club through the Warwick Graduate Boat Club.[6] Members of WGBC and UWBC regularly compete.

Recent alumni of the club include Boat Race winners Ben Ellison[3][7] and Olympic rower Tom Solesbury.[4]


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