CUWBC and CULRC Make a Joint Coaching Appointment

Image of John ThicknesJohn Thicknes has been appointed to the two part-time posts of Chief Coach to the Cambridge University Lightweight Men’s Rowing Club and Coach Co-ordinator to Cambridge University Women’s Boat Club.

The clubs have worked closely together to make this joint appointment and they will continue to collaborate during their 2011 campaign which will culminate in the Henley Boat Races, against rivals Oxford University, on Sunday 27th March 2011.

His experience of coaching both men and women in the university sector, at Durham and Reading, and his success identifying and working with talented beginners, gives John the perfect background to lead these Cambridge clubs.

Lizzie Polgreen and Chris Bellamy, CUWBC and CULRC Presidents are both delighted with the appointment. Lizzie commented, ‘John will bring experience and a new perspective to the CUWBC coaching team, I am looking forward what I hope will be an exciting year for the club,’ Chris added that CULRC ‘are really excited about working with John, and building on the clubs successes together.’

John has said, ‘I’m very pleased to have been offered this position, it is an exciting opportunity for me to work with two clubs with a strong rowing tradition and help build their infrastructure to secure lasting future success.’