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 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 and North of England Head. In 2016, we had 2 coxed eights competing at the Women's Eights Head of the River Race (WEHORR) both finishing in the top 100, with our first 8+ finishing 36th and our second 8+ finishing 84th, making us among the fastest clubs outside of London and a big step on from 2015. 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
Read our Henley Women's Regatta Review here- Henley Womens Regatta 2016
Nottingham City Regatta 14th May 2016
We had an 8+ and 4+ racing at Nottingham City, with great results after a unsettled few weeks. The 4+ had a great heat qualifying for the final in style, however were sadly unable to repeat the performance in the final, but lots to work on for a scratch crew. The 8+ doubled up in IM2 and 3 to get some much needed race practice in. Much to their delight, they had a great race winning the IM3 final by 2 Lengths in gusty conditions for their first win of the season. 4 of the crew finally getting their first lot of points and de-novicing. Bring on more racing at Met Regatta and Henley Women's.
More to follow.
Read about a great Weekend in London for WEHORR 2016 here- WeHORR 2016