If you’ve rowed before and want to continue at UCL, then the Senior Women’s squad is the place for you!
We train on the river in Chiswick three days a week, and the rest of our training takes place in the Bloomsbury gym. The land training is very flexible, and can be completed at any time around your own schedule. We also have multiple opportunities to take part in weeklong training camps, where significant improvement can be made.
In 2014, the UCLBC Senior Women made history by winning Henley Women’s Regatta in the Intermediate Academic 8+ category. The following year, the Women continued their success, including gaining our best result at WeHORR since 1997. At Henley Women’s, the Intermediate Academic 4+ lost narrowly in the semi-final.
Over the last two years we have had rockier times. However, despite facing many challenges throughout last season, with many changes being made at the club, we managed to pull together a crew of novices and seniors to place 6th in the TT at Henley Women’s Regatta in the Academic eights. A result we were ecstatic with after only coming together as a crew a month prior. This result and the strong cohort of novices we have moving into the senior squad gives me the confidence to aim for this season to be our most successful yet!
The squad is competitive and hard-working, but also a great place to meet new people and make friends for life. UCLBC is one of the biggest and most well-recognised sports societies at UCL, and offers loads of social events throughout the year, including weekly sports’ nights, boat club dinners and the annual boat party. The whole boat club also gets together at Henley Royal to show our support for the men’s squad and celebrate the end of the year.
Senior Women’s Captain 17/18