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Strong Performance by Boat Club Rowers at Small Boats Regatta

Very hot weather greeted competitors at the Rowing NSW Small Boats Regatta on Saturday. The near 40 degree day made it hard work for all competitors and their coaches. Sydney University Development Squad showed terrific depth with five of the eight men's finalists in the U21 sculls coming from SUBC. Leading the way across the line was SUBC's Leon Chambers a length clear of Tom Barnes of Sydney Rowing Club,...

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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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Minutes of the Executive Committee 27th October 2016

SUBC Committee Meeting – Thursday 27th October 2016 1 – Welcome 2 – Business Arising • 3.1 – September 2016 Presidents’ Report • See HP sub-committee notes • Have met with the coaches re: duty statements and roles – started to move towards the new structure as of the beginning of October 2016 • Candidates have been interviewed for the role of Head Coach • Handover for boat shed is...

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NEW BOATSHED NEARS COMPLETION IN BURNS BAY

Burns Bay just off the Lane Cove River has been the site of flurried and methodical building activity this year. Beginning in February Adco Constructions, the contractor for the new Sydney University boatshed, moved into the site and began demolishing the foundations of the old boatshed destroyed by fire in March 2006. The also removed 15 old piles as they cleared the site for the new construction. April and May...

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SYDNEY UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB APPOINTS NEW HEAD COACH

Following the recent appointment of our Head Coach Mark Prater as a coach at the Canberra National Training Centre for Men in Canberra Sydney University Boat Club has been conducting interviews for his successor. The club is pleased to announce the appointment of Don McLachlan as Head Coach. Don’s most recent role was Lead Coach of Ireland from 2014 – 2016 – a period in which Irish Rowing produced its...

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Latest 2016 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

SUBC Executive Committee Meeting – Thursday 1st September 2016 1 – Welcome 2 – Business Arising • Constitution – Anika to review this for the next meeting • Code of conduct – Damon has been working on this • Will review our programs at the next committee meeting • Mike & Tobias are now driving the strategic planning process as Peter Stokes has been unable to continue with this. We...

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Remembering March 26th 2006

As the new SUBC Boatshed nears completion it is worth contemplating both the devastation of that day in terms of our rowing program and the shock it gave us. When this writer received a message from the then Head Coach at around 6.15 am that " there has been a bit of a fire at the boatshed" I expected to arrive at Linley Point to discuss what boats were damaged...

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OLYMPIC STARS ANNOUNCED IN PROVISIONAL 2016 BOAT RACE SQUADS

Olympic gold medallist Kim Brennan leads a group of Olympic stars named by Sydney and Melbourne Universities in their initial squads for the 2016 Australian Boat Race. Coaches have also included 2016 Olympic silver medallists Sasha Belonogoff, Cam Girdlestone and Josh Booth in their squads of 60 athletes from which 36 will be then chosen for two men’s and two women’s eights to compete on 23rd October. Photo above shows...

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MEN’S EIGHT WIN IN CHINA – CREW EXPERIENCE GREAT CULTURAL AND ROWING TRIP

SUBC Triumph as one of the Top International University Rowing Teams at China Universities Regattas The SUBC Men’s Eight has come away from a trip to China with a Gold and Bronze medal from two International University Rowing Regatta’s with a number of top international teams in attendance.

 The SUBC team of Hamish Playfair, Jack Hargreaves, Jacob Bicknell, Campbell Watts, Franz Förster, Andrew Judge, Jack Hanley, Matt Murray and cox...

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