Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing

Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing


An exciting update from Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing around awards for their coaches, vacant roles and a new Fundraiser!!

Remember to share any news and results you have with us 😀

Mike Beresford Wins the British Rowing Lifetime Achievement Award

We are so pleased to announce that Michael Beresford, our senior women's coach, has won the joint lifetime achievement award from British Rowing! Mike has dedicated nearly 50 years to SUBC, & it really wouldn't be the same without his invaluable knowledge & humour.

We are incredibly grateful for all he has done for both the club and couldn't think of someone more deserving of this award!

SUBC Fundraising for a Senior Men’s Coxed 4+

We are excited to share that we recently acquired a 2018 Filippi Men's coxed four. The boat cost £13,000 and we are crowdfunding so that we can directly repay the university. We have teamed up with the University Crowdfunding, however we need to pass £2000 for them to promote the project to all Southampton Alumni.

We need your help - we would massively appreciate any donation to help us reach the target and this project is time sensitive too! SUBC has made our time at university so incredibly special. We’re sure many of you can say the same. We welcome any support whether that be donating or sharing this ambitious target with family and friends!

Please follow this link to see images of the new boat, and to donate:

Coaching opportunity for the Senior Women

We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and experienced coach to support their Senior Women’s squad. This position will be working alongside their current coach Mike Beresford. The voluntary role will involve coaching water sessions throughout the week and weekend, supporting the squad at races and overseeing the captain’s formulation of weekly training plans.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the role, please contact:

Amelia Marriott (President) Email: [email protected] or Amy Miller (Women’s Captain) Email: [email protected]
Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing are crowdfunding for a new men's IV+. The last men's brand new IV+ acquired was the Ray Carlton in 2008/09. This new boat will help to improve performance at races and also ensure more athletes are able to race.

In recent years, the club has been able to enter only two IVs at Fours' Head because of the limitations on the boats it owns.

Any support you can give would be appreciated!
A couple of watersports results from the past few weekends below:

Southampton University Swimming Club beat Bournemouth in 20/22 events in the British University Swimming League match to maintain top of the league at the end of Phase 1 now going into the conference round.

Southampton University Boat Club travelled to the Bristol head race which saw 19 boats compete.

Senior Women: With 4 boats sent, the top 8+ finished 2nd, with their second boat, the 4+ finishing 3rd in their category. The women’s second 8+ finished 7th out of 10th, showing the depth of the squad.

Senior Men: With 6 boats sent, the two top crews of the senior men were the two 4+ crews, which finished 1st and 2nd. The third and fourth boats were made up of two 8+ crews finishing 3rd and 10th.

Massive congratulations to all those involved some amazing achievements. Make sure you send your results into Matt S Susu
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing will not be hosting the stags' tea this year. We look forward to seeing everyone in 2022.

The club has a crew racing in the Temple Challenge Cup on Wednesday 11 August 2021 at 10:40am.

They have drawn University College, Oxford, and Wolfson College, Oxford.

Please cheer them on on the livestream or on the riverbank, if you plan to attend in person.

I un-earthed my old SUBC mens large Gilet from a few years back, 2006 edition I believe. It's in surprisingly good condition - definitely good for a penny poor student to get them through this wet summer we're all enjoying, and probably a couple more seasons beyond that.

I expect there are a few who'd like the free stash which I will post to you f.o.c - so thought I'd make it into a little competition... Please share your finest SUBC pic (work or play!) and whichever pic has the most likes in a fortnight from now will be the lucky winner. If no-one posts a picture then I'll assume it's either far to retro to be cool, or students now have far too much money! Finally...if it goes to a tie-breaker, the Gilet will automatically be awarded to the man with the largest biceps, as everyone knows that large biceps are the only way to row a boat fast. Bonne chance!

Takethatphoto are running a photo competition where the best individual portrait taken will WIN £500 for their
club. Imagine the end of season party that prize could fund!! 🥳🎉
All you have to do is “Wear it like you mean it”
Follow these easy 3 steps:
▪︎Share this post and remind everyone in your club to attend the photo day
▪︎Have your full playing kit on for the photos and bring your sporting props ⚽️⚾️🏏🏑🏒
▪︎Have fun and strike some cool & original poses as the best portrait will the prize
Make sure all of your team attend the day, since the more members that attend, the better your
teams chance of winning. 💯
For more information go to

It's club photo day on (19/04) Let your team photos help bring some sporting normality back to your year! TakeThatPhoto have a brand new COVID secure process this year backed up with fantastic new photo products. 🧍↔️🧍
Carry on the 100 years of sports photography tradition, .

Check out our Secure process with our short
CO-VIDeo to keep you safe.

Click below to see what’s happening on the day

To find out more about our new process & FAQ’s head over to

*Committees should recieve an email with instructions on how to book.
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The final few hours now, we need your votes.

If you've already voted for another cause that's great but you can vote for more than one local cause, so please give our juniors your support, the top few in each category will have a chance of getting funding.


This will mean so much to our junior members and will benefit lots of local children way in to the future.

Please can you help our juniors by liking our photo on this link then sharing to help us get more votes.

Thank you very much for your help.
Congratulations to everyone on their results and we look forward to welcoming you in September!

Have you ever thought about rowing or coxing? Fancy giving it a go? Looking to continue your rowing at uni?

Make sure you give Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing a follow on Facebook to keep up to date with all the events to look forward to in Freshers including our first social and where to find us at Bunfight!

You’ll find all the relevant pages on there so check it out and we look forward to seeing you in September!

Also check out our insta: subcrowing !!!

BC love xo

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Photos from Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing's post 19/06/2022

This year, we sent a 4+ to to race in the Development 4+ Frank v Harry cup. Their huge efforts on Friday meant they became one of the 16 crews to qualify!!
They moved onto the first knockout round and went head to head with Reading Univeristy in a very close race, losing by just half a canvas.
We are incredibly proud of the crew for all their efforts in their training for & racing at Henley - well done girls!!


Help us to reach our next fundraising target of £5,000 for our filippi men's coxed four by donating to transform the looks of some of our rowers!!

Some of our members from the men's squads will be sacrificing their luscious locks over camp (from the 11-17th April) in a fundraising bid to help achieve our next target.

A donation of £20 will allow you to assign a haircut of your choice to one of the rowers from the list below, while a £160 donation will enable you to target all of them! Those that are lucky enough to get selected more than once will be given a combination of the haircut suggestions.
Rowers in the list not selected will be randomly assigned a haircut from the donation suggestions. A donation less than £20 will allow you to give a haircut suggestion which will be used on those not picked.

Those willing to sacrifice their hair are:
Oliver Taylor
Ashley Walters
Joe Thorpe
Louis Forrester
Marshall Peters
Pasqual Pook
Matty Tremelling
Oliver Mackay
Thomas Bodily
Tom de Winton
Tom Gregory
Boris Van Griensven
Toby Honey
Oscar Robinson
Sam Burlington-Horton
Lucas Moran
Josh Vielvoye Croix

Get your thinking caps on for some new trims & click the link below to donate to our crowdfunding page!

Photos from Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing's post 16/03/2022

We are deeply saddened to hear about the recent passing of one of our alumni, Simon Burdess. Simon rowed at HRR ’88 and ’89 for Oundle school before coming to Southampton University and joining SUBC. He then went on to row again at HRR for us in ’91.

He leaves behind a wife and three daughters and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

His funeral will be held on the 23rd March 2022 at 1430, please see attached photo for details.


Ladies and Gentleman,

Come one come all to the quiz of the year!

Head on down to The Broadway for good vibes as we give our legs a break and engage our minds in answering questions to battle for intellectual prestige.

Please bring along your friends to help strengthen your teams. 5 people per team so choose your comrades wisely.

Tickets are £3 per person, and include a raffle ticket! Great prizes are available to be won at the end of the quiz.

Extra tickets can be bought, to improve your odds at getting those sweet sweet goodies.
Buy extra raffle tickets, £2 for 1, £3.5 for 2 and £4 for 5.

All proceeds go to SUBC

BC Love,
Phoebe, Ash and Lucas xoxo


Hi all SUBC members (current and former!)

We are excited to share that we recently acquired a 2018 Filippi men's coxed four, thanks to Sport and Wellbeing. They have bought us this boat so that we can repay them this year once we have raised funds!

The boat cost £13,000 and so we have set up a crowdfunding page for fundraising. This is why we have teamed up with Southampton university’s crowdfunding support to promote this project!

Please follow this link to see images of the new boat, and to donate:

Or, in our bio click on our Linktree and you’ll find a section titled “crowdfunding”. Please follow that to donate!

We need your help - we would massively appreciate any donation to help us reach the target and this project is time sensitive too!!

SUBC has made my time at university so incredibly special. I’m sure many of you can say the same. We welcome any support whether that be donating or sharing this ambitious target with family and friends!!

Alumni - if you haven’t already, please join our alumni mailing list so that you can stay up to date with what we have achieved recently!

We have £13,000 to raise, so let’s smash this target as we would an erg PB!!

Lots of Boat Club love,


We are so pleased to announce that Michael Beresford, our senior women's coach, has won the joint lifetime achievement award from British Rowing!

Mike has dedicated nearly 50 years to SUBC, & it really wouldn't be the same without his invaluable knowledge & humour. We are incredibly grateful for all he has done for both the club and couldn't think of someone more deserving of this award!



Our senior men's squad took part in a 24 hour continuous row in aid of today.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this was actually a 20 hour row, and the squad collectively achieved a total distance of 295,387m.

This is a two day event hosted by Caleb Sampson, and we will count the distance on the water tomorrow as well.

Well done to everyone who took part!

Caleb's just giving page is below - any support would be greatly appreciated💚


*Movember 2021*

It’s been 5 days since the start of November and so the start of Movember. As a club, we’ll be joining the university in supporting this movement. We’ll be trying to raise both money and awareness of men’s mental and physical health by having some of our members attempting to grow moustaches throughout November – enjoy the before photos!!
We’d appreciate any support – you can follow along with our team/donate here:


It was amazing to see so many of you at our taster sessions this weekend!
If you want to join the club, don't forget to come to one of our membership meetings, either on:
- Monday 4th October 6:30-7:30pm
- Thursday 7th October 6:30-7:30pm
They will be in Building 54 (maths building), room 4011
You only need to attend one of these meetings.
Can't wait to see you there!


Whether you've never set foot in a boat, or rowed for years, we'd love to see you at one of our taster sessions this weekend! It's an opportunity for you to meet some of our current members and committee, ask questions and go out on the river in one of our boats!

At Interchange or Wessex halls, someone will be there to meet you, carrying one of our rowing blades! Feel free to make your own way there too - our address is: University of Southampton Watersports Centre, Mead Crescent (just off Oliver Road), Southampton, SO18 2JL

We'll also be in Jubilee Sports Hall on Thursday all day so be sure to come say hi then too!!

We can't wait to meet lots of new faces & if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch - either on here, Facebook or emailing one of our captains:
Senior men's captain (Oli Taylor): [email protected]
Senior women's captain (Amy Miller): [email protected]
Novice men's captain (Tom de Winton): [email protected]
Novice women's captain (Izzy Thompson): [email protected]


As a club, we will be taking part in Southampton RAG's movement challenge for Stop Hate UK, following the recent racial abuse of players after the Euro finals. There is a movement target of 282km, to represent the 282 cases of racism reported in the 2019/20 football season (source: kick it out).
We've decided to raise this target to 2820km to complete collectively as a club, and hope as many members (both past and present!) join us in completing our goal (to get involved, make sure you're part of the SUBC strava page).
The link for our fundraising page is below, and we hope you'll be able to get behind us in supporting this important cause.

Photos from Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing's post 30/06/2021

*BUCS 2021*

The club has enjoyed a successful BUCS regatta this year, entering 15 boats in the races. The novice men and women both managed to bring home medals, with the men’s 8+ boat securing bronze and the women’s A 4+ a silver! The men’s 4+ boat and women’s 8+ boat also both came 4th in the A Final, while the women’s B 4+ stormed ahead to win the C Final (with a massive 39 seconds ahead of the next crew!).

The senior men also experienced success, with the A 8+ boat making it into the B final and the beginner 2 8+ boat the A Final. The A & B 4+ boats endured close competition with each other in the C final, coming 2nd and 3rd respectively. The senior women’s beginner 2 4+ boat smashed their race too, coming 5th in the A Final, while the women’s 8+ boat and 2x boat won their minor finals.

The club is incredibly proud of all the rowers who competed at BUCS, and we’re excited to see what they can do next!

Photos from Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing's post 30/04/2021

At SUBC we are proud to think our club provides an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are keen to promote diversity and inclusivity within sport, particularly rowing itself.

Any form of discrimination has no place within our club and therefore we are standing with British Rowing and the rest of the sporting community to call for better protection of all individuals against discriminatory abuse of any kind online.

Our social media channels will be silent from 3pm today until 11:59pm on the 3rd May.


As a club, we have created a £5 online membership which gives you access to the three circuits and two yoga sessions we put on every week on Microsoft Teams. This is available for any student at the University of Southampton.

The circuit sessions are great for building full-body strength and an aerobic base. The yoga sessions are led by professional instructors and are a chill way to work on body control and breathing. We find doing exercise with a bunch of people, even if online, helps motivate you to attend and fully engage.

You can buy this if:
- you are a current member whose semester 1 membership ran out on 1st Feb
- you are interested in joining the club and want to get a feel for our training before we head back on the water
- you don't care about rowing but just want to do some regular training from the comfort of your bedroom floor
- you are a house/flat of students who want to train together.

Timings for these sessions are as follows:
Monday @ 5pm -> Circuits
Tuesday @ 7.45am -> Yoga
Wednesday @ 4pm -> Circuits
Thursday @ 7.45am -> Yoga
Saturday @ 5pm -> Circuits

This membership is valid until the boat club can resume water-based training which we expect will be the beginning of March. However, as with anything this is indefinite.

Photos from Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing's post 12/11/2020

***New Sponsor***

Introducing our new sponsor Student No Fee!

Student No Fees are Southampton’s Largest student private landlord with over 200 properties across Southampton. Unlike other letting agencies they never charge an administration fee!!

With their generous donation we will be able to carry out some essential repairs for when we are able to row again.

Thank you Student No Fees!

Photos from Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing's post 02/11/2020

***Movember 2020***

Yesterday was the 1st November and marked the start of Movember. As a club, alongside our university, we will be taking part in this global movement. We will be trying to raise both awareness and money for men’s mental and physical health by having members of our club grow moustaches throughout November. This is a very important cause and is particularly prevalent for our club with our charity for the year being Mind. We’d appreciate any support and you can follow along with our team here:

Second picture is a sneak peak of the 31st November !!


***Welcoming all freshers***

Here at SUBC we look forward to welcoming you all to the university ( and hopefully the club) this year. Rowing is a very unique sport and is a great way to make new friends.

Hopefully lots of you will have signed up for our meet and greet on Wednesday. However, if you haven’t managed to get a space we are also running taster sessions this weekend (3rd and 4th) and next weekend (10th and 11th).

Here you will be able to speak to members of committee, practice technique on a erg (rowing machine) and also hopefully go out in a boat on the water with the help of some of our senior rowers!

To sign up for these taster sessions follow this link:

We hope to see lots of you there!


As a club, we are very happy that we were able to take part in this challenge for this important cause ❤️


In 2019, 259 black lives were tragically taken by American police. In light of this, we created a challenge: to keep the movement going by moving 259km during the month of August, to represent each of these lives that ended too soon.

Over this month, we collectively moved over 14,000km ( to put this in perspective, this is roughly the distance from Southampton to Tokyo and back!).
Our grand total for this campaign also raised a massive £3005.33 for the charity Stop Hate UK !!
Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.

Us at Rag would like to say a massive thankyou to all the societies/individuals that took part! Including: Southampton University Ladies' Cricket Club (SULCC) Southampton University Boat Club - Rowing Southampton University Ladies Lacrosse Club Southampton University Mustangs Baseball and Softball Club Southampton University Athletics & Cross-Country Southampton University Dodgeball Club Southampton University Zumba+ Society Southampton University Trampoline Club University of Southampton Politics Society Economics & Statistics Research Society - University of Southampton SUSS - Southampton University Street Sports Wessex Sailing Club Southampton Amateur Boxing Club and our lovely individuals Hope Shaw, Rohit Guptha and Keira Parker!

This was an incredible start to the year and we're all looking forward to seeing you all in the new term (all socially distanced ofcourse!) 😊

As always, Rag love ❤️❤️


As we enter the last week of August, just an update on our challenge for Stop Hate UK. As a club we have already surpassed our goal to move 2590km in the month of August whether this be by cycling, running, rowing, etc. 🌟Stags have also managed to cover this distance in this short amount of time!

We will give the final distance covered at the end of the month and would ask anyone that can to consider donating to this important cause.


Good luck and congratulations to everyone receiving their A-Level results today! We look forward to meeting those of you that will be coming to the University of Southampton this September. If things didn’t go to plan and Southampton perhaps wasn’t your first choice, they have a number of courses available through clearing - call 0330 058 6940

Enjoy celebrating and we’ll be posting a lot more about how you can get involved at SUBC this coming year.

As always if you have any questions about rowing at SUBC please send us a message !


Throughout August, as a club we will be taking part in Southampton Rag’s challenge to move ( whether this be running, cycling, or rowing etc) 259km for the 259 black lives that were taken by American police in 2019. We’ve decided to up this to 2590km to complete as a club. We will be raising money for Stop Hate UK which is an organisation committed to supporting people affected by all forms of hate crime across the UK. ( They work alongside local strategic partnerships to tackle hate crime and discrimination, encourage reporting, and support the individuals and communities it affects. Their helplines enable people to access independent support and information, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

This is an important cause and we hope you will be able to support us.

We encourage Stags to get involved as well and can do this by joining the SUBC Strava page.


Congratulations to our new 20/21 committee:

President🎩: Alex Dalgliesh
Secretary🗂: Amelia Marriott
Treasurer💰: Lucas Jones
PR & Sponsorship Secretary👩🏻‍💻: Anna Thornley
Men’s Captains🚣🏻: Chris Hall & Peter Betts
Women’s Captain🚣🏻‍♀️: Hazel Tongue
Men’s Vice Captain🚣🏼‍♂️: Saravanan Ramachandran
Women’s Vice Captain🚣🏾‍♂️: Flo Mathews
Coxes Representative🗣: Hattie Aubrey
Boatman and Safety Officer⛑: Oliver Taylor
Kit & Welfare Secretary🎽: Guy Denton
Social Secretaries👩🏽‍🤝‍👨🏼: Isabel Thompson & Ben Lumsden
Alumni Secretary👵🏼: Alex Hunjan

Thank you to our outgoing committee, we wish you all the best of luck!

SUBC for the NHS 13/04/2020

SUBC for the NHS

Hi all,

The club has decided to take this opportunity to raise money for the NHS in order to support them during this pandemic.

We have set a challenge of covering 17000km - either walking, running or cycling - in 3 weeks and hope to raise £2000. We would like to invite the Stags to help us reach the target. If you can, please join the strava group for the club (search Southampton University Boat Club) or message Ottilie Young with distances you’ve covered!

If you like the ‘SUBC for the NHS’ page on Facebook, relevant links and updates can be found there!

The link to donate is:

The link to join the strava account is:

Thanks so much, and keep well!

BC love,

Ottilie (PR)

SUBC for the NHS Help SUBC 2019/20 raise money to support NHS Charities Together


A message posted to our Instagram last week:

"In light of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 we have decided to suspend all club training both on and off the water.

We initially felt that we could take extra precautions in cleaning and group training but after the government's guidance of avoiding all non-essential social contact and a later decision by our students union to suspend all club and society activity, we have had to stop training.

A devastating end to the season, especially as our novi's were only able to race twice. We are very proud of the hard work and determination of all our members in the face of the challenges and disruptions in the last few months.
We are now hoping that regatta season will not encounter similar disruptions and look forward with a positive mindset.

We wish you all good health over the coming weeks and months."

We have since been told that BUCS Regatta 2020 is cancelled and many of the subsequent events are up in the air. Our abroad training camp in Banyoles has also been cancelled. As of now, Henley is still going ahead so we continue to look to the future and train at home. We hope this is not the end of our season.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our committee members who are working hard to make tough decisions for the club and keep up morale amongst the squads.

We will keep you posted, and in the meantime,

BC love,

Ottilie (PR)


Wishing all members the best of luck as they enter exam season!


Happy New Year to Stags and members alike.

We hope 2020 brings you joy, happiness and good health!

BC love,

Your current committee xx


Great to be a part of SignSoc's sign outreach week! We are constantly working to be as inclusive as possible, and are pleased to work with SignSoc!

This is Ottilie, our PR sec, signing "rowing boat"!

BC love 🚣🏽‍♂️


Hello all,

We are working on creating a spreadsheet detailing the contact information for Stags. We are keen to strengthen the relationship between current SUBC members and the Stags, and we would like to put together a list so we can contact you with relevant information, and inform you of events as well as have a record.

Therefore, please can I ask that ALL stags (whether you left last year or 40 years ago) send the following information to [email protected]!


Years in SUBC


Contact Number

Postal Address

Thank you in advance, and I appreciate your co-operation!

BC love,

Ottilie (PR)

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