Alumni brunch at the home of Cambridge rowing
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At Cambridge University Women's Boat Club we are proud of our dedicated and dynamic coaching team who work with our students to develop athletic performance and rowing skill. Assistant Coach Patrick Ryan will share with you his experience of being involved with the weird and wonderful world of the Boat Races, giving you insight into how at CUWBC we support and develop all the students who have an ambition to row for Cambridge in the Boat Races.
For many, a first experience with rowing is during freshers' week with their College's Boat Club. These formative times build friendships, skills and a love of the sport. For those young women with ambitions to represent Cambridge in the Boat Races our coaching team fast track young women from novices to Boat Race winners and even international representation, whilst also helping them to develop key skills which translate from the water into the words of academia and business.
Paddy Ryan has 13 years of Tideway experience. Before joining CUWBC in 2013, he spent six years in a central role at London Youth Rowing (LYR), during which he helped to grow the organisation from a small charity to a London-wide group which worked with over 9,000 teenagers. While there, he won multiple medals at the British Championships and guided many athletes through the GB Junior Trials.
Prior to working at LYR, he was the head men’s coach at Thames Rowing Club from 2004–2007, with many Blue Ribbon wins including the Wyfold Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in 2006 (which he won as an athlete in 2003). Paddy’s experience of competing as an athlete at national level began in his native Australia, when he medalled as an Under-23 sculler.
Tickets are £12 for adults or £8 for under-12s inclusive of VAT. Purchase until 30 July using the link below.