Coaching Team

Chris Littlefair

Head Coach


Chris discovered his love of rowing while doing the Law LLB at Leicester University, starting as a Novice and continuing on to captain them. He competed for Leicester and qualified as a coach during this time. He then became Head Women’s Coach at the University of Warwick, and qualified an 8+ for Henley Women’s Regatta during this time. More recently, he has been the Head Coach and Co-ordinator of Becket Rowing Club, running their performance crews and winning over 30 events at various regattas. He will be committed to our Senior Squads this year, with a team of volunteer coaches to support him.

Alan “Woody” Sherman

Novice Men’s Coach


Woody is an excellent coach and has been crucial to the development of the UCLBC novice squad over the years, particularly working with the Novice Men. His focused approach to coaching gives novice rowers the opportunity to excel. Woody is also a supremely experienced cox both nationally and internationally, having won events at Henley Royal Regatta on multiple occasions, including the Grand Challenge Cup for elite eights twice. He also won a bronze in the LM8+ at the World Championships in 1975 and most recently a bronze medal at the 2008 Paralympics.