Some of Bristol's victorious Varsity and Best of the West crews

Our Squads

We run 4 squads, Seniors and Novices for Men and Women, that train together throughout the year. Whether you are coming from a high performance club/school program, or starting the sport for the first time, UBBC has training and racing available to everyone.

Our Committee

Our club is run by our students, for our students. An elected committee of 18 senior members of the club are responsible for the day to day running of the club, reflecting the needs and aspirations of individuals pursing elite-level sport and world-class education alongside one another.


Mimi-Houlihan Burne

Women’s Captain

Mimi learnt to row as a fresher in 2018. She was part of the Women’s 4+ that won bronze at BUCS Regatta and gold at MET. She is eager to further develop the women’s squad at UBBC and to build on the strong results we have had in the last few years.

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Hugo Clark

Club Captain

Hugo was a novice in his first year. In his second year he took on the role of Club Secretary. In his own words Hugo was “immediately captivated by rowing”, and it is this passion and commitment that brings him to the role of Club Captain. Hugo has big plans for UBBC this year, starting with achieving our performance and development goals: open club, increasing transparency and efficiency.

Will Stoner

Men’s Captain

Joining us from Norwich School Boat Club in his first year, Will competed at HRR 2018 in our Temple VIII as a 1st year. Will hopes to lead from the front and drive the men’s squad on to further success this season.

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Coaching Staff

The club has 2 key members of coaching staff, as well as support from the University of Bristol with S&C training, physiotherapy and sports massage facilities, a nutritionist and a sport psychologist.


Edward Bloomfield

Head Coach

Ed joined UBBC in 2015 as our Development Coach. Having rowed at St Edwards School Oxford, and swiftly took up a project with the women’s squad. His work has brought the standard of Bristol Women’s Rowing up to a new high, culminating in a record 4th place in the Championship 8+ at BUCS Regatta 2018. He took on the role of Head Coach in September 2019.

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Holly Stead

Development Coach

Holly recently joined the club in late 2019 as the new Development Rowing Coach. During her BSc, Holly rowed and studied at Oxford Brookes University. In 2019, she completed a coaching internship with Hartpury University alongside graduating with a MSc in Strength and Conditioning. She is excited to continue her coaching career as part of UBBC and hopes to aid in its successful future!