Coaching team

Alan “Woody” Sherman – Head Coach of Novice Squads

1907677_10152341432841159_1315164954_oWoody is an excellent coach and has been crucial to the development of the UCLBC novice squad over the years. 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. 

Matt Bromley- Senior Men’s Coach

DSC_0612Matt has been in the sport 11 years, rowing for 5 different clubs, progressing from Strode’s college to Molesey and competing at Henley, Ghent, and other top national regattas.

After injuring his back in 2012, Matt turned his attention to coaching at Molesey, and has coached crews and individuals to Henley Royal, Henley Women’s and National Schools as well as coaching some fledgling GB athletes. Matt’s strengths are around coaching good technique on and off the water and creating robust athletes.

Will Satch – Guest Coach 

Satch_WillWill learnt to row whilst at Shiplake College, swiftly going on to join Leander and winning his fist Henley title for them at just 19 in the Thames Cup in 2008. He earned his first GB vest competing in the U23 World Championships in 2009, and competed for the first time as part of the Senior Squad in 2011. The 2012 season brought along the magic pairing of Will with George Nash – the pair went on to win an Olympic bronze medal at London 2012. The 2015 season has seen Will return to the 8+ where he has won the Grand Challenge Cup for elite 8+ at HRR sitting in the stroke seat and gold in the 2015 World Championships; once again stroking them to a win in Aiguebelette. 2016 saw his Olympic victory at Rio, winning Gold in the GB Men’s VIII+ Stroke Seat. Will acts as a finishing coach for UCLBC – particularly in the run up to Henley Royal and Women’s Regattas.

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