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.

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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.



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Georgia Swiatoniowska

Women's Captain

Georgia started rowing at Wallingford RC, during her first two years at UBBC she has regularly been seen in the 1st W8+. She has big ambitions for the women's squad and is looking forward to setting big goals for the squad to work towards!

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Anna Roe

Club Captain

Anna joined us in 2017 from Henley RC. Within her first year at UBBC she was a part of the Gold winning W8+ at EUSA 2018. As a previously established member of the committee she is looking to continue the work of former captains concerning mental well-being within the club.

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Arun Jackson

Men's Captain

Before UBBC Arun rowed at Barn Elms RC and Thames RC. He regularly rows in all different boat classes and is no stranger to the single scull. He intends to lead from the front and continue building on the work ethic and results from previous years.

Coaching Staff

The club has 3 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!


Francis Stanford

Novice Coach

Francis began rowing while at Eton College. He rowed at UBBC in his first year, however, he is now switching the boat and blade for the coaching launch and megaphone and heading up a team of people to coach our novice squads. He hopes he and his team can help guide our next class of novices top the same degree of success as in previous years.