Coaching team

Tim Bailey- Director of Rowing


One of the newest members of the club, Tim joined us in September 2017 as our Director of Rowing poised to bring the club into a new age of successes. While his primary role is with the novice women he aims to help all members of the club reach their true potential with his extensive knowledge of the sport. Tim was a member of UCLBC during the Jeff Easton era, sitting at three seat in the record breaking Wyfold Four in 1976. In his time away from the club Tim has retained his passion for rowing; be it on a canal in Edinburgh, a lake in Sussex or the English Channel.

Alan “Woody” Sherman – Novice Men’s Coach

1907677_10152341432841159_1315164954_oWoody 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. 

To contact any of the coaches please email or if you’re interested in joining the team check out our vacancies page.