Wycliffe Rowing has developed over the last 8 years to be one of the best sculling programmes in the country. The boathouse is based at Saul Junction, on an uninterrupted 32 Kilometre stretch of the Gloucester-Sharpness Canal. At Wycliffe we are able to train all year round due to the controlled water levels.
Members of the rowing club compete in all three terms in Head Races and Regattas. Head races during the winter months are a processional time trial format between 4-7 Kilometres in length. In the summer months, the racing changes to shorter, side-by-side races. Season highlights include National Schools Regatta, Henley Women’s Regatta and the week-long Henley Royal Regatta.
Display Years 9-13 Menu
Display Sport at Wycliffe Menu
Wycliffe have achieved a number of impressive results, including qualifying two crews into the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in both 2021 and 2022, an unbeaten head race season in 2021, finals at Henley Womens Regatta, Semi-finals at Henley Royal Regatta and multiple National Schools Regatta wins. Wycliffe hava an impressive fleet of incredibly well-maintained equipment, including 3 Hudson USP quads and 6 Hudson doubles with multiple boats making extensive use of Peach telemetry systems. Also housed at the boathouse is a newly renovated area for the ergometers. In addition to the facilities at the boathouse, the athletes make good use of the fully equipped gym on the college campus.
Henley Royal Regatta
The coaching team at Wycliffe is led by Director of Rowing Greg Flower, who is a UKCC Level 4 qualified rowing coach and plays an active role in coaching athletes in the Great Britain U19 programme. He is supported by three qualified and experienced coaches who as a team, develop athletes to achieve their goals. The performance athletes at Wycliffe, many of whom are on the Great Britain U19 pathway, train up to 15 times per week. The sessions comprise water training, rowing machines and strength and conditioning sessions, to mention but a few. All athletes are provided with in-depth and detailed training guidance each month and individualised programmes.
Although we have great water to train on, Wycliffe often travels to different locations during the school holidays for training camps, including Dorney Lake, the venue for the 2012 Olympics and Leander Club in Henley on the Thames. Wycliffe is enthusiastic about recruiting talented athletes to join the current squad, and a competitive and generous scholarship scheme is available.
For more information on the scholarships available at Wycliffe, please see the scholarship and bursaries page on our website https://www.wycliffe.co.uk/admissions/scholarships-bursaries/ or contact Greg Flower directly at Greg.email@example.com
For further insight into Wycliffe’s rowing programme, please visit the social media links;
Twitter = @Wyclifferowing
Instagram = @Wyclifferowing