Sydney University Boat 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.


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Kit Cunningham Reid has been added to the 2015 Australian Rowing Team by Rowing Australia bringing Sydney University's contingent on the team to nine athletes and one coach. Representing in the men's quad is Cam Girdlestone, in the men's double scull is Sasha Belonogoff, in the men's pair are Jack Hargreaves and Nick Wheatley, Sally Kehoe is in the women's double and Fergus Pragnell, Matt Ryan and Nick Purnell are...

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Sydney University Men’s Eight Head to China for Universities Regatta

SUBC China Crew 1

Sydney University Boat Club ‘SUBC’ is currently in training for the International Universities Rowing Regatta (IURR). Sydney University has been invited as guests of the Chinese Rowing Association with the regatta aimed at attracting attention and participation in the sport of rowing throughout China. The Sydney University crew will be up against stiff competition in the 12-boat event, with crews from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale attending, along with a...

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Will Raven and Jake Bicknell win SUBC Awards at Annual Dinner

Late last month SUBC held it's Annual Dinner at the UNSW Boatshed where we currently row. On hand were about 50 rowers and alumni. Some relaxation of the "men only" rule was allowed for Ferg's wife Sassi who was visiting him for the weekend from Melbourne. Notable attendees were our 1980's Club Captain Rob Britt and 1990's lightweight coach Simon Pennington. Our current captains Hamish Playfair and Nick Purnell awarded...

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