Brookes rowers become British Champions

Monday, 19 October 2015

men's Elite Eight British Rowing Champs

The Oxford Brookes University men’s rowing squad became British Champions at the British Rowing Senior Championships at Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire on Sunday (18 October).

The team took the Gold Medal in the Men’s Elite Eights whilst also winning the fastest University Pennant.

Oxford Brookes’ Boat Club took 96 athletes to the national tournament – the largest number of men and women ever to represent Brookes at this or any other competition. 

The British Rowing Championships is a great opportunity at this stage in the year to compete against the best club and university crews from around the UK.

Allan French, Senior Women's Squad Coach, Oxford Brookes Boat Club

There was further success for the Brookes crew: the women’s squad got on to the podium for the first time at this event after winning the Bronze Medal in the Women’s Elite Eights and the B crew went on to win the B Final. 

Senior Women’s Squad Coach, Allan French said: “The British Rowing Championships is a great opportunity at this stage in the year to compete against the best club and university crews from around the UK, including national squad rowers who return to their home clubs for this event.

“The Brookes squad performed extremely well against tough competition and it is a good starting point at this early stage in the season to push on from, into the year ahead. The squad will now prepare for a number of rowers to compete at the Great Britain Trials in 2 weeks’ time.”

Women's squad took Bronze

The British Rowing Championships bring together oarsmen and women from the highest level of rowing with the National squad athletes racing against the boats from all other clubs and universities from around the country.