At Derby Rowing Club we aim to provide a rowing offer for all ages and interests – whether you are looking to compete at the highest level, want to get back into sport after a gap or are looking to get a bit fitter and enjoy social recreational rowing - we hope to be able to cater for your needs. Have a look at our squad information to see which group best fits your aspirations for rowing.
Rowing at Derby.
Derby offer opportunities for athletes of all ages to represent the club at affiliated competition, from local regattas, to the National and International stage.
Derby offer Masters rowing to all members over the age of 27. Masters at Derby row both competitively and recreationally, with regular attendance at regional competition, the British Rowing Masters Championships, Henley Masters Regatta and the World Masters Regatta.
Derby's Junior Squad, comprising of 25+ juniors ranging 12-18 provides an opportunity to row that is built upon independence, responsibility and enjoyment.
Competitive rowing isn't for everyone, and many of our members enjoy a relaxing paddle on the River Derwent after a long day - there isn't anything better!
Coxing is a great way to develop confidence and gain coaching skills. You’ll have a pivotal role in developing crews, helping them to succeed at training and in competitions. You’ll be responsible for motivation and directing your crew, and over time you’ll learn to coach them too.
Coaching & Personal Development
At Derby, our volunteers are our lifeline. We actively support them to personally develop, gaining qualifications and supporting our members develop key life skills.
We are proud to be able to offer our rowing and non-rowing members access to high-quality, well maintained equipment.
Our fleet includes recreational and racing shells, – with singles, pairs, doubles, quads, fours and eights suitable for a wide range of sizes and abilities. Our boat house can also accomodate privately owned boats. For information on racking a private boat, please contact the Club Captain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have access to a quiet 2000m stretch on the River Derwent, and two aluminum launches for our team of dedicated qualified coaches to get close to our crews on the water. We have two club trailers; one large and one small to give flexibility to crews wishing to travel to events around the country.
Our land training facilities boast 8 brand new Concept II Model D static rowing machines, 4 Concept II dynamic rowing machines and a Wattbike for cross-training purposes. Our boathouse includes a small weightlifting area, complete with squat rack, bench press, pull and a leg press machine, alongside a wide range of Olympic bars, weights and other circuit training based equipment.
Meet the Team.
All rowing elements of the club are run by the dedicated team consisting of the Club Captain and Vice-Captains.
Current women's squad athlete and previous winner of the British Rowing Volunteer of the Year Award. Martha is responsible for the overall rowing strategy for Derby Rowing Club.
Mens Vice Captain
Ollie leads our performance rowing pathway for men alongside Head Coach Tim Brearley and is a great role model for all new members.
Junior Vice Captain
Gaynor works alongside our junior coaching team to facilitate our junior rowing section. She has also been fundamental in our most recent social and fundraising efforts.
Womens Vice Captain
Since learning to row and cox at Derby RC, Chloe has taken on a lead role for our entire Women's squad alongside Head Coach Tim Brearley.
Josh is a Level 2 Qualified coach and has been through the junior rowing pathway himself in Bedford. A rower himself in our men's squad, he also leads the Junior squad as Junior Head Coach and serves as the club's Rowing Safety Advisor.