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Blasts From the Past – the 1948 and 1964 SUBC crews

From Chris Morgan’s time capsule we bring you two great SUBC crews of the past. From the front page of Honi Soit in June 1948 the report of the 1948 crew’s win in Intervarsity in Perth. In those days Intervarsity was raced over 3 miles. The 1948 squad were also New South Wales Men’s Eight Champions. The Intervarsity crew included such famous stalwarts as Eric (Doc) Longley – who went...

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New Boatshed Imminent for SUBC – Funding Support Needed

After 10 years without our main training facility the new SUBC boatshed is imminent. DA Approved plans are in place and Sydney University are proceeding towards construction. All that remains is for us - alumni , parent and friends to raise the remaining funding of $480,000 to ensure completion of the shed with all the facilities needed. The shed will be back in Burns Bay - on the Lane Cove...

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Vale Maurie Grace – SUBC Coach

The Australian rowing community was saddened today to learn of the passing of Australian Olympian and Sydney University Coach, Maurice Grace. Born in 1929, the New South Welshman represented Australia in the Men’s Pair at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games. Maurie Grace was the patriarch of an Australian rowing dynasty, with his son-in-law Tim Conrad also a rowing Olympian (1976, Montreal Olympic Games – Men’s Eight) and his grandson, Sam...

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2015 Australian Boat Race – Men’s Eights -a Coach Perspective

SUBC Men's eight cross to the southern bank as they race past the boatsheds on the Yarra ABR 25th Oct 2015   The Australian Boat Race is an event SUBC look forward to every year. With only a fifty percent winning record on the Yarra since the race's re-creation in 2010, I was nervous as a coach, knowing how much it means to MUBC to impress on their home turf....

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Boat Club Foundation Speech – November 2013

In November 2013 Paul and Ros Espie hosted a cocktail party for the Rowing Foundation at their home at Darling Point. This night provided a substantial boost in committed pledges and donations to our Foundation. Our thanks to Paul and Ros for hosting us and giving the Boat Club the opportunity to be re-committed to growing our Foundation capital. On the evening our Deputy President, Chris Noel  gave the following...

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Chris Noel Awarded OAM

Sydney University Boat Club (SUBC) Vice President Chris Noel has been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the sport of Rowing in NSW. Noel, previously a long standing President of the club and a former SUSF Management Committee member, has contributed a significant amount of his time, effort and own financial resources into rowing. Thanks to Noel, SUBC has grown and developed into one...

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Rugby Great Dave Brockhoff Dies

A legend of Sydney University Rugby and Sydney University Sport, Dave Brockhoff passed away last week. A Wallaby, a Sydney Uni coach of premiership winning teams in the late 60′s and early 70′s, a Wallabies succesful coach in the 70′s Dave was above all one of the most passionate rugby and Sydney Uni men to ever walk on our playing fields. He was legendary for his visual imagery in pre-game...

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Francis and Lucy Married at St Joseph’s

Francis Hegerty and Lucy Gately were married at St Joseph’s College Chapel in December. Francis rowed for St Joseph’s before joining SUBC as part our first heavyweight intake post 2000. Frances met Lucy, who is from Brisbane at post competition celebrations after the University Games in 2005.

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Matt and Sarah Married

SUBC veteran and Olympic silver medallist Matt Ryan married his partner Sarah om New Year’s Eve. The wedding was held in Sydney and was attended by many of Matt’s crew mates over his years representing Australia. Matt has recently moved to Canberra with Sarah and daughter Marli as he trains for selection in the 2012 Olympic Team.

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Award For Boat Club Stalwart

Long-serving Sydney University Boat Club supporter Chris Noel won the Service to Sport Award at the recent Australian University Sport presentations for 2007. The award caps off a memorable year for Mr Noel, who was made an Honorary Fellow of the University in May for his services to sport, particularly rowing, at the University. An economic graduate and University Blue in Boat, Mr Noel became President of the Sydney University...

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