Rowing Club Alumni
Rowing is one of the University’s ten focus sports and we have supported the development of many talented rowers with Exeter alumni competing at international level and at Olympic Games. Our Boat Club has a very active alumni scene, with a number of events held throughout the year to enable the University’s oarsmen and women to stay in touch with each other and their Club. The biggest date in the Boat Club calendar is the Henley Royal Regatta, held annually on the first weekend of July. The Club hosts a drinks reception for all alumni and supporters at Henley Cricket Club during the break from racing on the Saturday lunchtime.
In 2012 we welcomed Boat Club alumni from eight decades back to Exeter to officially open the Nicholas Bull Boathouse, the Club’s home on the Exeter Canal. Built on the site of the former Boathouse, the new facility provides a fantastic training venue from which the Club operates. The Boathouse is named after alumnus Nicholas Bull (Chemistry, 1973), who’s vision and generosity helped to make the project a reality.
Our Rowing programme has gone from strength to strength in recent years and as a result we consistently finish in the Top 10 of all British Institutions for rowing in the BUCS table. We boast a full time Director of Rowing who oversees our student rowing programme and the 2016/17 season we were top of the Championship medal table at the BUCS Head with 3 Golds with a further 5 medals being won at the BUCS Regatta.
Supporting your Club
We have been fortunate to be well resourced by the University in recent years and in return we have delivered success in many aspects of the programme. However we also remain ambitious and wish to continue to grow and exceed previuos achievements. As a member of EUBC you would have benefiited from alumni support and in return we would ask you to consider doing the same. All donations have an impact whether its a £5 per month regular gift or the opportunity to name one of four Stämplfi rowing boats in return for a donation of £5,000 - all monies go directly to supporting the rowing programme.
We would like to extend our thanks to Sam Swadling (Economics 2012) and Kate Northcott (Maths 2012) for again organised the Alumni Drinks Reception at Henley. During the afternoon break in racing over 70 alumni and current EUBC members met for drinks and nibbles at Henley Cricket Club and updates on the University and Club were provided by Nicholas Bull and outgoing Captain Alex Robery. Photos from the event can be viewed at Henley Drinks Reception 2017
For further information on upcoming events, or to become part of the Boat Club's alumni community contact us on 01392 722152 or e-mail SportsAlumni@exeter.ac.uk. All enquiries are totally commitment free and we are always happy to hear from our alumni.