After several strong years in succession, the Butler College Boat Club (BCBC) has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with within the University.
BCBC is keen to involve absolutely anyone in rowing, whether a complete novice, or a seasoned professional. To suit this wide variety of experience, we have men's and women's competitive racing squads, and social rowing squads.
BCBC at Durham City Regatta 2016:
For social rowers, outings can happen as frequently or rarely as needed; provided there are enough people to fill a boat, (four or eight), a coach will be more than happy to take you out.
For people looking to get involved in the Racing Squad, training on the river normally happens twice a week, with a further two indoor sessions in the gym working on a rowing machine and general fitness.
Club photo at the annual BCBC Ball 2016.
For anyone new to rowing looking to get involved, the Club and University run a 'Learn2Row' programme, which runs in the First Term and gives Freshers a chance to get some experience on the river and a flavour for the commitment required before signing up on a longer basis. The culmination of this programme is the Novice Cup: a fiercely competitive Inter-College competition, and a great opportunity to sample the electric atmosphere that comes with your first race.
If you're interested in getting involved with the Boat Club, or want some more information, please take a look at our website http://butlerboatclub.wordpress.com or contact one of the exec below:
Sam Stradling - Club President (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Edward Newman - Men's Captain (email@example.com)
Holly Linford - Women's Captain (firstname.lastname@example.org)