Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Looking Forward to 2012/2013

The new academic year (and with it the new rowing season!!) is nearly upon us and Roehampton University Rowing Club are looking forward to welcoming our new intake of freshers very, very soon! If the number of hits to this website in recent weeks and the number of people connecting with us on Facebook is anything to go, we are looking at a bumper influx of new members riding the wave of British rowing success this summer at the London Olympics.

Our club is one of the best, and most open clubs at the University of Roehampton and was recognised by Sport Roehampton as their 'Club of the Year' at their annual awards dinner earlier on this year. The club has seen massive growth in the last year both in terms of numbers and equipment, so there has never been a better time to join us. To give you an example, we have gone from a team of around 10 committed members in 2010/2011 to around 40 in 2011/2012 and have gone from owning no boats to owning upwards of 10 in the same timeframe. This season should be the tipping point in Roehampton University Rowing Club becoming a successful club on the UK University scene.

Rowing is synonymous with the "train hard, play hard' attitude and R.U.R.C is no different with us boasting the best social events and activities of any club on campus thanks to our amazing social secretaries. We're a club that wants to do well competitively too and we intend to train hard this year to improve our standings in the big races led by our new squad captains, Richard and Sarah. If you've rowed for 10 years, or have never rowed before, our club is the place for you at Roehampton.

Please take the time to look through the tabs on the right hand side for all the information you need about our club. Today i've updated our committee page with all the details of our 2012/2013 committee, so you can get to know us prior to freshers week and have also updated our 'Races and Events' page with key dates throughout the season. Key for you as freshers though is to take a look at the 'Learn to Row at R.U.R.C' page which has been updated with some key dates and information regarding your first few weeks with us.

We're massively looking forward to seeing you all at Freshers Fair on Friday 21st September. We'll have a strong presence both inside and outside the tent so feel free to ask us any questions you may have about rowing at Roehampton. If you have any questions in the meantime however, please e-mail:-

Please also connect with us on Facebook by searching for 'Roehampton Rowing Freshers' and joining our group.