Boat (BL)

A competitive and friendly rowing club for BL students. We will welcome anyone, catering to those who would like to race and train at all levels.

Coaching and competition will be provided for all, and the majority of people who join have never rowed before - so there is no excuse not to come along to a taster session!

Taster session

Date: Wednesday 26th September and Wednesday 3rd October

Time: 1pm at the Griff Inn

Please do not fear if this is the first time you have ever rowed, we will provide you with all of the teaching you need to become proficient! 

We welcome anyone to come and row, regardless of whether you have rowed before Uni or not. There is NO fitness requirement! We will provide all of the coaching you need to blossom in the club! By the end of the year we will turn any novice rower into a great oarswoman/oarsman!

We also welcome anyone wishing to try their hand at coxing! Coxing is an extremely exciting and rewarding role. Again, no prior experience is necessary!

Equipment: Flip flops or wellies are useful but not essential. Please bring along a contactless debit/credit card or a topped up Oyster card.


Selection takes place over the course of a couple of months to determine teams for the first races. Everyone will get the opportunity to train and race all year even if you don’t make a particular team. Teams are also not set for the entire year and we will provide all help and coaching needed to become a proficient oarsman or woman.

Commitment levels required: Commitment requirements range throughout the teams from six days per week (including land training at the gym) to occasional rowing. There is something for everyone.


United Hospitals (amongst London medical schools) and national British Rowing events take place throughout the year. All races are at the weekend; times vary. We will be adding race dates in shortly when we get confirmation from organisers.

How to get involved

1. Join the Facebook group and get in contact with the club committee members.
2. Attend the taster session - this first session is free!
3. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
4. Enjoy! Attend the training sessions and compete in the races.

Personal Fitness

QMSU offers a gym on the Mile End campus, Qmotion, as well as a sister-gym in Charterhouse Square, Fitness to Practice, both with competitive student membership rates. This is ideal for students who want to purchase a gym membership - which is separate from a Club Sport subs - to improve and maintain peak physical fitness.

With every gym membership, you get a free 60 minute one-to-one session with trained instructors which includes:

  • A personalised gym programme tailored to your own fitness goals;
  • A full demonstration of exercise and techniques, and guidance on resistance machines;
  • Information and advice on nutrition;
  • A 60 minute review session every 6-8 weeks to re-evaluate and re-customise a new programme to avoid plateaus.

Contact Details

Club Captain - Jess Challenger (

Assistant Club Captain - Ben Koetsier

Men's Captain - James Sanderson

Women's Captain - Anya Rutherfurd

Coxes Captain - Saad Habib

Fresher Captains - Rob Good and Olivia McIver


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