Putting a Face to a Name

British Rowing is delighted to announce the recent appointments of new staff members – based both at the headquarters in Hammersmith, the Bedford satellite office and out in the field.

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Jill Corless – Membership Secretary

Jill joined British Rowing in August having taken over from Shirley Nimmo and has the task of looking after all our 25,000+ members!  She deals with new membership applications, renewals, upgrades, points and regressions along with lost cards, undelivered magazines and all your email membership queries. Contact Jill

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Sarah Hope -Training Resources Officer

Sarah has been working hard organising publications at British Rowing for the last 2 years.  She now takes on the role as Training Resources Officer where she will be coordinating the design and publication of valuable online technical resources and printed collateral specifically for coaches and volunteers.  Contact Sarah

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Philip O’Keeffe – Team Leader, London

Philip brings 20 years’ worth of rowing and coaching experience to British Rowing.  Combined with a background in marketing, he will be using his experience to support the development of clubs and volunteers and deliver targets of the British Rowing Whole Sport Plan. Contact Philip

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James Andrews – Team Leader, North East Region

James started his rowing life back at Plymouth aged 16, since then he has moved to Teesside University where he became chairman and then moved onto Yarm School for his first coaching post. Having just come from the Club and Coach scheme he’s recently taken over from Rob Cree (now Yorkshire Team Leader) as Team Leader for the North East. Contact James

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Rhiannon Halliday – Team Leader, Western Region

For the last two years Rhiannon has been HSCT coach in Cornwall with three gig clubs. She has also been completing an MA in Applied Sports Development.
She now takes over from Tom Pattichis as Western Region Team Leader and will be working with all types of rowing from fine boats to Gig rowing in Devon and Cornwall. She will be working with a team of coaches including HSCTs, community coaches and an adaptive coach.  Contact Rhiannon


If you are interested in a career within the sport of rowing, please keep an eye on our vacancies section which lists both British Rowing vacancies and external vacancies.