Senior Women

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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. Throughout the year, there are several week-long training camps, both abroad and in London, which allow huge progress to 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, and winning at both Met and Reading regattas. At Henley Women’s, the Intermediate Academic 4+ lost narrowly in the semi-final. During the 2015/2016 year, the Senior Women’s squad remained strong despite smaller than usual numbers, and we have even higher ambitions for next year!

During this year’s Head season, the IM3 8+ won at Cambridge while the IM2 4+ achieved 2nd place. In February, our 4+ boat earned themselves bronze medals at BUCS Head. After Easter training camp in Avis, Portugal, the 4+ returned to earn 6th place at BUCS regatta (despite having the 2nd fastest time trial), while our lightweight 1x earned an impressive 7th place. At the highly competitive Met regatta, the 4+ gained 6th place, while at Reading, the same boat reached the final.

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.

Please don’t hesitate to email me if you want to join the squad or for any further information!

Holly Exton-Smith

Senior Women’s Captain 16/17

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