Senior Men’s Squad
For men with previous rowing experience, the senior men’s squad at Manchester University is an excellent place to develop as an oarsman, surrounded by performance minded individuals.
The squad has qualified five boats over the past five years into Henley Royal Regatta, and continues to put in good performances and pick up wins at BUCS, Marlow, Reading Ameteur and Metropolitian regattas. They also have achieved good results at the major Tideway heads.
As well as rowing, the squad has met success with sculling, winning at scullers head and qualifying a quad into the Prince of Wales Challenge Cup in recent years.
Senior Women’s Squad
The senior women’s squad is one where performance and winning is the driving force. It is a place to develop technique as well as improve fitness while being surrounded by those that wish to do the same.
The squad has gone from strength to strength over the last couple of years with the squad continually growing. The senior women’s squad, like the men’s squad, compete across the country throughout both the head and regatta season, including: tideway races, Runcorn Head, BUCS and Reading Regatta. Henley Women’s Regatta is our finale and is a leading focus throughout the year, with the Coxed 4+ reaching the semi-finals of the Academic 4’s.
Novice Men’s Squad
For men with no previous experience of the sport, as part of the novice men’s squad you will be taught how to row on the water, have access to fitness and strength sessions and compete all across the county in various regattas and head races.
Your ultimate aim will be to learn enough in just one year to qualify for the famous Henley Royal Regatta, held over 5 days in the first week of July.
Novice Women’s Squad
Our novice squads are open to all and no experience is required. We will teach you everything from scratch and aim to develop beginners to a competitive standard within the first semester. During the first semester, novices will be taught rowing technique on the rowing machines and on the water, as well as following a rewarding fitness program focusing on core strength and cardio fitness throughout the year.
Find us at the Sports Fresher’s Fair in September where you can meet your captains and sign up to taster sessions on the water.
For anybody who has a keen interest in sports and management, coxing is for you! Whether you’ve had experience as a coxswain, a rower, or are brand new to the sport, with MUBC you will learn how to motivate and control a crew, as well as coach and incentivise the athletes under your command.
The past year has been bigger and better than ever for MUBC, and we hope to keep this going with a brand new cohort. With the chance of winning medals, and the opportunity to gain invaluable life skills, why not give it a go?