Whether you’ve never been in a boat before or competed at Henley Royal Regatta, NTU Rowing has a squad for everyone. Our novice, intermediate and senior sections have effective training programmes created by our highly experienced coaches, and most importantly, it’s a lot of fun!
Nottingham Trent University Boat Club (NTUBC), is a rowing club consisting of three squads; novice, intermediate and senior. We train locally on the River Trent and each squad’s training programme includes both land and water sessions throughout the week. Every year we build on our achievements, winning pots at many local races, medals at BUCS, ranking in the top sectors of the country at HoRR and WEHoRR and competing at Henley Royal Regatta and Henley Women’s Regatta.
As well as our effective training programme and successes in competitions and races throughout the year, we are a very sociable club and a great place to come to make friends. We have a variety of socials throughout the year, including sober socials like bowling, crazy golf and club Nando’s as well as the weekly sports social at Nottingham’s beloved Ocean.
Joining NTUBC is a great way to stay fit, relieve stress, meet new people and get out of your university room. Everyone is welcome, particularly those who fancy trying something completely new.
We are affiliated with Nottingham Rowing Club so are lucky enough to have a great team of coaches who work closely with all three sections of NTUBC. We have two main coaches, Dez Atkins and Nikki Spencer, and several other coaches, making sure all members get a good level of coaching to help them improve throughout the year.
British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS)
Each year we send a selection of crews from each squad to compete in BUCS Head and BUCS Regatta. We also attend a number of local races throughout the academic year as well as HoRR, WEHoRR, HRR and HWR.
Practice / meeting schedule
We train at Nottingham Rowing Club’s facilities located on the bank of the River Trent by Trent Bridge. This is a short 15 minute bus journey from the city centre or a 30 minute walk.
Members train at different times throughout the week depending on which squad they are in.
- Three days a week for a novice
- Five days a week for an intermediate a
- Six days a week for a senior.
Coaches provide separate training plans for each squad which include a range of land and water sessions.
We host a series of taster sessions at the beginning of the university year, the week after the fresher’s fairs.
You can find out information about our taster sessions by visiting our stall at the sports fresher’s fairs and picking up a flyer or by following our Facebook page.
We like to encourage as many people as possible to give rowing a try, so arrange several taster sessions with land and water training to give everyone an all-round feel for the atmosphere of the club and the sport itself.
How to join
Come and say hello during Fresher's Fair to learn more and join the club.
You can join NTUBC at any point in the year, but we encourage you to join at the beginning of the first term so that members can start racing as soon as possible; first term if you are an intermediate or senior and second term if you are a novice.
Sports kit information
Each year our kit officer organises a club sports kit order which takes place during the first term. The kit order consists of a rowing all in one and a splash jacket. If members are racing, this kit is compulsory.
If you have any questions about rowing or joining NTUBC, please email NTURowing@ntu.ac.uk.