The Agecroft Men’s squad is highly competitive with a great team spirit. We are welcoming to all and have boats for every level of development, from Novice to Elite.
Our training is focused both on and off the water. We have a fantastic training facility with a large group of men training together in the gym on weeknights. The 5k stretch of water on the River Irwell is great for paddling, as well as fast pieces, with several men’s crews on the water racing side-by-side.
We have the use of a great fleet of boats to accommodate all levels, with high-performance racing shells for our top crews. We benefit from high-quality coaching and excellent training programmes that get the best results out of everyone.
The squad’s strength can be seen from its 2016 results. Agecroft Men finished 18th, 36th and 196th at the head of the river, retaining the Jackson Trophy for the fastest men’s club crew off the Thames as well as winning the Im3 Club Pennant. There were strong results in the regatta season with wins at Wallingford, Nottingham and Marlow Regatta. The 2016 season was topped off with a strong performance at Henley Royal Regatta where we qualified boats in the Britannia, Wyfold and Thames Cup. The Thames eight unfortunately met the eventual winners in the first round. The Wyfold and Britannia fours fared better beating quality opposition on the Wednesday but went out to the winners and last year’s finalists respectively on the Thursday.
Agecroft Men’s squad has had great success at Henley Royal regatta, frequently reaching the quarter and semi-finals. It achieved its ambition to win Henley Royal Regatta for the first time in 2009, winning the Britannia Challenge Cup. The squad continues to be successful and aspires to win Henley again.