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About Us

Rowing: A team watersport using boats.

No matter what your age, ability, or experience, LJMU Rowing Club has a place for you! From experienced oarsmen to complete novices we have much to offer. After recently becoming a British Rowing affiliated club, competing in crews from single sculls to eights,  we aim to enter as many regional and national heads and regattas as we can. We share a boathouse with Mersey Rowing Club, where we have access to the Liverpool docks for training. Our enthusiastic members will guide you through the basics and have you rapidly progressing from specialised training tubs, to race worthy crews in preparation for our first races of the year in November.

However, you can’t have hard work without plenty of fun and our dedicated social secretary is always busy organising the next big thing! With at least one night out every week there are plenty of opportunities for those more social members to join in the banter! Additionally with renowned events such as the crate escape, and end of year kangaroo court, there is plenty to look forward to and nothing you will want to miss!

So don’t pass up the opportunity to complete your uni experience, make some lifelong friends and have an awesome time! Sign yourself up at the freshers fair or by getting in touch with one of the club captains


Key information  

Taster Sessions
To anyone with the heart and courage to place their name down for LJMU Rowing Club, you will be invited to one of our leisurely ‘taster sessions’. These are normally run soon after the freshers fair in September and last for approximately an hour and a half. While at the taster session, you will get a chance to meet and socialise with the team, receive coaching on the rowing machines, and weather permitting, brave the docks in one of our specialised training boats. There are a limited number of people we can accommodate at any one time at these taster sessions so if you are interested in this please talk to us at the freshers fair or contact any of the captains whose details are below and we will fit you in.


Water Training Sessions are:


Saturday: 1 pm -5 pm

Sunday : 9 am -1 pm

Wednesday: 2 pm - 6 pm

* Mens and womens squads will have a 2 hour slot each per training session


You can find us at the Watersports Center on Queens Dock:


Races range from 6km time trials to 500m head to head sprints, which happen all year round at various venues across the country, ranging from Chester to Birkenhead, Newcastle to London.

Our mainly novice men’s and women’s squads has an outstanding reputation defeating rival universities such as Liverpool and Manchester on their home water. Winning races at Warrington and Chester and predicting bigger and better things for the upcoming head race season.


Why you should join us

We offer the chance to get involved iconic university sport. With us you’ll get to view the city from the water, and row in a world class heritage site! With a committed committee, members from across the world and a warm and welcoming atmosphere LJMU Rowing is the place for you! Come to one of our many socials or a taster session during freshers to get a insight into what we are about on and off the water.


Contact us

President: Anna Golightly

Women's Captain: Nadia Pollock 

Howard Webstell


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