The Agecroft Women’s squad has grown quickly in the past few years, and after a successful 2016 Regatta season we are looking forward to the 2016/2017. We welcome all levels of rowers, from beginners through our Learn to Row programme, to ladies wanting to compete at the highest of levels and all stages in between. We are also on the lookout for experienced or novice coxes, so please take a look at our coxing page if you are interested. We are currently planning for a successful and busy regatta season, if you want to race with the most competitive Women's Squad in the North West with opportunities to race at the highest club level throughout the summer, including in senior sculling events, get in touch now!
We train hard both on and off the water around our work/university and our busy lives. We have a purpose built gym which creates a great training atmosphere, and a large group of women training together each evening. Throughout the season, we train on both Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am, completing 2 sessions each day. The 5k stretch of water on the River Irwell is great for paddling, as well as side by side pieces.
With access to great coaches and focused training programmes, we have seen strong results over the last few years, with regular wins over the last 2 years including at Trent, North of England Head and Overall at Vets Head (Masters A). In 2017, we had 3 coxed eights competing at the Women's Eights Head of the River Race (WEHORR) all finishing inside the top 200, with our first 8+ finishing 32nd, 2nd 8+ 64th and 3rd 8+ 197th making us among the fastest clubs outside of London and a big step on from 2016. We finished the 2016 season at Henley Women's with a Senior 4x victory (4 'GB' Start athletes), a semi final in club 8s and a quarter final in Senior 2x.
We compete at all the major northern heads, Fours Head and WEHORR. In regatta season, we compete at the main national regattas, Henley Women's Regatta and locally too. Having won HWR, and Club and Provincial Pennants at WEHORR in recent years, we are looking to build towards similar success with our 1st 8+ over the next few seasons, and making no secret of our ambition to win at Henley Women’s again. We also want to keep building on the success of our second 8+ and novice boats and are aiming towards a strong WEHORR result and lots of fun and success through the regatta season.
Aside from wanting to win and training hard,we have a really friendly squad which marks us out from a lot of other clubs with regular socials planned throughout the year, for just the women and also with the wider club. If you’re interested, please come down and meet the squad and join in with some sessions. Email our Women's Captain, Charlotte, for more information. We hope to see you on the water soon!
Latest Squad News
We put a Masters A crew together to race North of England Head and Vets Head, having great success, coming away fastest of the day at North of England and Fastest Women's Crew at Vets Head.
WEHORR 2017- 32nd, 64th and 197th- Read about it www.agecroftrc.org.uk/wehorr-2017.html
Read our Henley Women's Regatta Review here- Henley Womens Regatta 2016
Read about a great Weekend in London for WEHORR 2016 here- WeHORR 2016