About the Club


Sydney University Boat Club is among the oldest sporting clubs in Australia, founded in 1860. Known throughout the world as The Home of Rowing, the club has produced great rowing careers at University, State, National and International level.
 At the 2008 Olympics six Sydney University rowers represented Australia - two in the men's eight, two in the women's eight and two in the men's four with Francis Hegerty and Matt Ryan winning silver medals in the M4-. Ten Sydney University rowers competed for Australia at the London Olympics.


Latest Galleries
  • Aus U21 Team Karapiro 2014

    U21 Rowers – Trans Tasman

  • SUBC_CanadianHenleyChampions_2014

    SUBC Canadian Henley 2014

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    Australian U21 Trans Tasman 2014

  • crew training

    Canadian Henley 2014

  • Rundle strokes NSW Youth Eight to victory in the Interstate Regatta Penrith March 2013

    Winning Eights 2012- 2014 with Jon Rundle

              On the podium at Champions Lakes WA with the Noel Wilkinson Trophy. Syd Uni U23 celebrate as they win the U23 national title - Champion Lakes Perth March 2012              

  • SUBC christen a new rowing 8 boat the 'Beth Spence'.

    VC Christens New Eight – “Beth Spence”

From The Blog



The 2014 Australian Boat Race returns to Sydney Harbour this year on Sunday morning 26thOctober. The location of the world famous New Year’s Fireworks, the Australia Day Celebrations and the captivating Vivid Light Festival, the magnificent Sydney Harbour and the city and surrounding suburbs will provide a scenic backdrop as the racing eights of men and women’s crews from Sydney and Melbourne Universities battle each other over a 4.3 kilometre course from...

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Aussie U21 Rowers Wrap up 2014 Trans Tasman Rowing

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The Australian U21 rowing team travelled to Lake Karapiro in New Zealand late last month for the second leg of the 2014 Trans-Tasman Series. Once again three Sydney University rowers, Alex Purnell, Franc Gourlas and Holly Lawrence and coach Al Matthews formed part of the Australian Team. The return leg was held in difficult windy conditions. Holly won the women’s  lightweight double sculls, the women’s quad with Alex Purnell winning...

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Mens Four Bronze Worlds 2014

Three Sydney Uni rowers in the national senior team have won medals at the recent World Rowing Championships which concluded on 31st August Held on the Bosban in Amsterdam the event provide a mix of conditions and changeable weather. Medallists from SUBC were, Fergus Pragnell in the men’s four, Sally Kehoe in the Women’s double scull and Sasha Belonogoff in the Men’s double scull. The men’s four started their campaign...

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