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The GB Rowing Team is the high performance arm of British Rowing. Rowing is the nation’s most continuously successful Olympic sport, having won a gold medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, and has won six Paralympic golds since the sport was introduced to the Paralympic Games programme in 2008.
GB Rowing Team
Olympic Pathway Manager
From his first role working as a scholarship coach (a scheme funded by the Henley Stewards Charitable Trust), Tom Pattichis held various coaching roles with British Rowing before moving to work with the senior team in 2018.
Having worked as a World Class Start Coach his ultimate ambition is to coach someone at the Olympic Games who he originally taught to row, saying: “There are a couple working their way through the junior/U23 system, so hopefully our paths will cross again sometime in the future. No pressure.”
Tom started rowing as an undergraduate at Sussex University/Shoreham RC. He started coaching the following year when volunteers were needed to ‘coach’ the new intake of novices, saying: “As a rower it’s fair to say my ambitions vastly outweighed my abilities, so I found coaching was a good outlet where I could enjoy the sport and be competitive, without having to be very good at it myself.”
Tom is married and currently lives in Henley. When asked, he pretends to like reading crime novels, visiting art galleries, long walks on the beach and socialising with his friends and family. But really it’s more rowing, and spreadsheets related to rowing.