Edinburgh University Boat Club: Season 2014/15
Edinburgh University Boat Club are looking to hear from all athletes who are considering joining, either in the upcoming season or in the future. The club is enjoying one of its most successful seasons to date, and significant investment in new equipment and coaching is ongoing in our aim to become the premier rowing University in the UK, to match our status as one of the Worlds top 20 Universities.
We are keen to hear from all prospective athletes, to aid in our planning for next season as well as to discuss all the support available to talented rowers within our performance programme.
Head of Rowing, Colin Williamson, can be contacted directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07599014708.
Additionally, the university will be holding open days on Friday 13th June, Monday 1st September and Saturday 27th September. Get in touch with Colin to organise a rowing specific tour and chat on any of these dates.
We would also be keen to hear from ambitious coaches who want to work with an equally ambitious squad. Support attaining qualifications and subsidised camps and events are available to the right people.
We will have a large presence at the Scottish Rowing Championships and are happy to chat through all aspects of rowing for EUBC, come and find us at our boat bay.
Edinburgh University Boat Club is one of the oldest and largest sports clubs within the University of Edinburgh. The aim of our club is to promote the sport of rowing at the university, with the ultimate goal of allowing all club members to not only enjoy participating in the world’s oldest varsity sport, but to also be successful in competition at local, national and international levels.
The Boat Club has for many been a significant stepping stone to high international honours – Edinburgh rowers frequently represent Scotland at the Home International Regatta and former members have gone on to record success at World Championship and Olympic regattas, the most recent in a long line being Katherine Grainger. An Olympic Silver Medalist in 2000, 2004 and 2008 and most recently she obtained an Olympic gold to add to the collection from when she won the double sculls final at the London 2012 Olympics. What we are especially proud of in our club is that we consistently contend for national honours at all levels of racing, from first year of rowing (‘novice’) to experienced ‘senior’ racers, in both men’s and women’s categories.
Membership not only gives students all the tools necessary for success on the water – from high quality equipment to dedicated coaches and training programmes – but also a lively calendar of social events throughout the year which gives our club a tightly-knit family feel, unusual in clubs of comparative size.
Former members frequently point to rowing at Edinburgh as one of the highlights of their time as a student. EUBC has, for over a century, provided something unique in student sport; a genuine opportunity to both follow a path all the way to the pinnacles of sporting achievement and also to become involved in one of the most exciting and friendly clubs at Edinburgh University.