Boat Club

Boat Club is the college’s rowing team, made up of men’s and women’s crews of all abilities. We take complete beginners and teach them over the first term ready to compete in Novice Cup, where we find the best new crew from all the colleges.


If you have experience we will give you the opportunity to trains for local heads and regattas!


We will be at the Fresher’s Fair and would invite any and all to try rowing or coxing, and if you have experience you can carry on your favourite sport here in a supportive, competitive, and social environment. IMG_7215

Welcome to the club!

Executive Committee

Issy Lyon-Maris

Boat Club Captain


My role includes overseeing the running of the Boat Club, which is always one of the most popular and the oldest sports team at Chad's! I am the Club's point of contact with the rest of the University's Boat Clubs, and am in charge of organising my fantastic committee, as well as sorting out all the races that we enter. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions about the Club either as a prospective Chadsian, or an alumni, as I'd love to hear from you! 

George Musker

Men's Captain


As Men's Captain, I organise outings for the male crews. I also allow arrange gym sessions for the crews training to race. 

Rachael O'Connor

Women's Captain

E-mail: rachael.f.o'

As Women's Captain, it is my role to coordinate outings for the female crews in Chad's. A key part of the role involves introducing the new freshers to the sport whilst maintaining the senior crews. Rowing with Chad's is great fun and I encourage everyone to give it a go. Please feel free to drop me a message if you're interested or have any questions.

Catrin Beetham

Captain of Coxes


My role as captain of coxes is to match coxes to crews and ensure all outings have a cox. I also recruit and train new coxes, so if anyone is interested please let me know, no matter what experience you have!

Tom Cayford



I keep the relentless wheel of commerce turning, and will be your cox through the treacherous waters of the post-brexit financial markets.

Rosie Leeming

Sponsorship and Publicity Officer


My most important job is to maintain the reputation of the SCCBC as a successful and approachable society. I am also in charge of nurturing relationships with old (and new) alumni and in keeping them updated with current activities. I am also in charge of publicising what goes on, which involves some (very poor!) photography and some (even worse...) article-writing. I am always keen to talk to any keen rowers generally or specifically about my role, and I hope to see many of you guys on the river soon!  

Emma Sherburn



In my role as Boat Club Secretary, I am in charge of signing crews up for races and regattas, writing the minutes for each Boat Club meeting as well as sending out important email updates about the club. However, my most important role as secretary is to organise the Boat Club stash so that everyone can sufficiently represent Chad's on the water with plenty of green!

Chris Bowe

Water Safety Officer


As water safety officer, I'm in charge of the club's health and safety. This includes making sure all boat club equipment is suitable for use, ensuring the water and weather conditions are safe enough for rowing, providing first aid supplies as well as reading paperwork and filling-in forms! 

Marcus Dell

Social Secretary


As Social Secretary, my job is to ensure that, in between gruelling training sessions and hours on the River Wear, any and everyone in Boat Club has fun! My remit includes organising regular socials and the annual Boat Club Winter Ball to make sure everyone gets the chance for some bonding on dry land and to create a happy and cohesive Boat Club.