Coaching Team

Head Coach, Cameron Kennedy


Cam joined UBBC in September 2015 after 3 very successful seasons coaching the Senior Women’s squad at Durham University Boat Club, winning Henley Women’s Regatta in Academic 8+, Elite 2- and Elite LW2- categories. Also winning a host of medals at EUSA and winning 3 Women’s Victor Ludorum’s at BUCS regatta and BUCS head events. Before coaching in the UK, he coached on the Australian Junior National team, led a successful Junior program at Brisbane & GPS Rowing club and was the Director of Rowing & Teacher at St Peters Lutheran College in Brisbane, Australia. Cam has nurtured many young rowers onto national teams. His favourite things include Disney, McDonalds, rough water and quiet catches.

Assistant Coach, Edward Bloomfield

Ed joined UBBC in September 2015, having gained a lot of experience racing with St Edwards Oxford, competing in HRR semi finals, NSR Ch8+ to name a few. He is in charge of developing upcoming rowers as they make the transition from the novice program into the senior squad and rowers looking to step up into the top boats. The results of this added strength in depth are being seen already, with some strong performances coming from both the men’s and women’s 2nd VIIIs in the early racing this season.

Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Dave Rowland and Pete Burrows

S&C is at the core of being an athlete, and between them Dave and Pete have years of experience on the topic. Dave is a strength and conditioning consultant coach at the University, but has been posted at a huge variety of positions, including Head of S&C at Bristol Rugby and also a National Coach at England Athletics. He writes the weights program with Cam to target key areas of development in both male and female rowing. Pete is a member of the University sports department, as a personal trainer and physiologist in the Tyndall Avenue Sports Centre. He is a keen runner and cyclist, and has a large amount of experience on the rugby pitch. Together they oversee the development of both muscle and mobility, as well as the recovery of the senior squads.

Head Novice Coach, Peter Jones

Peter, better known as PJ, is an ex-UBBC member, having been on the committee for 2 of his 3 years at the club. PJ is now employed by the Bristol SU as the Varsity Officer. He rowed at Durham ARC for a year post-UBBC, and has been known to make an appearance or two for the formidable Nonesuch BC. He is also the main liaison between the club and Nonesuch, which makes him ideally suited to keep them up to date with our progress!