#MyFirstOar

Rowing is a sport that is open to all. Many of our rowers in Rio learned to row at university or down at their local club. Some of them came into the squad through the GB Rowing Team Talent ID and Development programme called START, hosted both at clubs and universities.

Below is a map of where our rowers in Rio held their first oar, as well as photos of them in their kit colours from their first club.

All of our rowers are hugely grateful to their first rowing clubs, the coaches, the volunteers and the rowers who started them on their journey in the sport.

Home Clubs for our Rowers

Agecroft Rowing Club
Bann Rowing Club
Bath University Boat Club
Bedford School
University of Birmingham Boat Club
Coleraine Academical Institution for Boys x2
Downing College, Cambridge
Dragon School, Oxford
Durham Amateur Rowing Club
Edinburgh University
Eton College
Evesham Rowing Club
George Heriot’s School
Guildford Rowing Club
Headington School
Heart of Scotland BC, Strathclyde Park
Inverness Rowing Club
Jeppe High School for Boys – in South Africa (so not on the map!)
King’s School, Chester
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Leicester Rowing Club
London Regatta Centre
Loughborough Student’s Rowing Club
Marlow Rowing Club
Minerva Bath Rowing Club x2
Molesey Boat Club
Northwich Rowing Club
Nottingham Rowing Club
Nottingham University Boat Club
Oxford University
Peterborough City Rowing Club
Putney Town Rowing Club x2
Reading Rowing Club x2
Reading University
Shiplake College
Sir William Borlase School
St. Edward’s Oxford
St. Leonard’s School Boat Club
St. Paul’s Girls school
Staffordshire University
Strathclyde University Boat Club
Tees Rowing Club
Tyne Rowing Club
University of London BC x2
University of the West of England
University of Warwick Boat Club
Walton Rowing Club
Weybridge Rowing Club
Winchester College
Yarm School Boat Club
York City Rowing Club

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