This years club captain is Ronan Welch. Ronan studies Sports Engineering and in his 4th year of rowing. Notable mentions during his time at SUBC, include competing on the Thames at HoRR and competing for Scotland at HIR. Out of the boat he has taken up multiple roles over the years including Novice Men Rep, Social Rep and Novice Men’s Captain. Ronan’s aim is to take the club forward by developing the profile and ethos of the club while improving his ability to move quicker backwards in the boat.
Taking up the role of Secretary, we have Nicolas Kirsch! Since taking up rowing 2 years ago with SUBC, Nic has excelled in and out of the boat; picking up medals in both sweep and skull events, as well as a podium place finish at the Scottish Indoor Championships! As a business student, Nic’s key goal is the successful organisation and running of the SUBC Head Race 2020.
Looking after the club’s finances this year, our Treasurer is Cameron Kinnear! Being a second year Mechanical Engineering student, the numbers game wont’t faze our new debt collector! Leading into next season, Cameron wants to kick on from the success of his novice year, after winning in both the single and doubles events at Strathclyde Park Regatta.
Senior Men's Captain
Introducing the first of our squad captains; our Senior Men’s Captain is chemical engineering student, Andrew Laird! Since joining SUBC 2 years ago, Andrew has excelled with wins on the Clyde and Inverness Canal, and a top 3 finish at Scottish Indoors. Andrew’s plan for the next year is to create a competitive and inclusive environment for his squad so that they may strive to compete at major national regattas.
Senior Women's Captain
Leading the Senior Women’s squad, we have Aidan Telfer! A Mechanical Engineering student with 7 years of rowing with Castle Semple Rowing Club including 2 years of coaching and a soon to be UKCC Level 2 coaching badge. Aidan’s aim is to facilitate what his squad want from their training as to maximise their enjoyment of being part of SUBC and to provide whatever help he can in developing our prospective novices.
Novice Men's Captain
Reprising his position of Novice Men’s Captain, we have fourth year Physics student Chris Parsonage! Chris has provided great success for SUBC with wins in his single and in multiple crew events; as well as coaching and coxing crews of all levels to wins in various competitions. For the coming year, Chris wants to build upon his efforts of last year in continuing to bring success to the club in beginner rowing.
Novice Women's Captain
Our last squad captain, looking after the Novice Women, is Kat Buick! While studying Speech and Language Pathology, Kat has coxed many crews within the club for 2 years including a crew at HoRR on the Thames and to many across the country! Kat’s aim for the next year is to build a committed and competitive novice women's squad, working closely along side the senior women's squad to ensure the overall development of women's rowing at the club.
Equipment and Safety Officer
Taking up the role of Equipment and Safety officer is Euan Strachan! Euan studies Chemical Engineering and is starting his fourth year of rowing. In the three years he has been at the club, Euan has done well for the club - you’ll never meet someone who wants to get through a race as quick as he can...not for the joy of winning medals but so he can get back to his passion for cleaning the fleet; making him the perfect candidate for this position! In his words, he took up this post so he could keep the fleet in the best shape possible so that all members can yam to their fullest extent.
Fundraising and Club Growth Officer
Responsible for fundraising and club growth, this year’s Development Officer is Product Design Engineering student Nicole Politi! Being part of the club for 2 years now, Nicole wants to work closely with the squad captains over the next year to organise more full club training sessions to boost club morale and enhance club-wide performance. Throughout the year, she plans on helping to raise the profile of the club through collaborative fund raising events with other boat clubs, university teams and local businesses.
Last but not least, we have Kit Officer Chris Cochrane and Promotion Officer Sally-Anne Snowdon. The jobs of how everyone sees SUBC rests on the shoulders of these two Engineers; but they live and breathe fashion and definitely know a thing or two about capturing the perfect photo angle, so the club is in more than capable hands.