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.



The UBBC squads are headed up by 3 captains: the Club Captain, responsible for the overall operation of the club, and 2 Squad Captains, who are responsible for their squads and the wellbeing of their members.


Alice Lovett

Women's Captain

Alice, reading Law at UoB, began rowing 2 years ago on our Novice program. She trialled for the GBRT U23s in 2017/18, and was part of the W8+ and W4+ to achieve 4th place at BUCS Regatta 2018.


Caroline Welsh

Club Captain

Caroline learned to row when she joined the University of Bristol to read English. She switched to coxing in 2016, and now sits in the driving seat of the 1st M4+/M8+. She also won 2 BUCS medals with the LM8+ in 2017 and 2018.


Arthur Smith

Men's Captain

Arthur began rowing at Windsor Boys' School, competing in the final of the Fawley Challenge Cup at HRR 2016. He reads Aerospace Engineering, and has won 3 BUCS medals in his first two years, 1 in the LM4x and 2 in the LM8+.

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

Women's Coach

Ed joined UBBC in 2015, 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.


Cameron Kennedy

Head Coach

Cam took on the role of Head Coach at the start of the 2015/16 season, coming off the back of a string of success at Durham University. His coaching history includes the Australian Junior National Team, multiple BUCS and EUSA gold medals, and several national team athletes.


Peter Jones

Novice Coach

PJ was a keen member of the club and committee during his time at UBBC from 2011-2014, and transitioned to coaching when he graduated. He now heads up our Learn to Row and Novice programs, which resulted in multiple BUCS medals in 2018.