The Development Squad

Durham is proud to run one of the country's top university novice programmes, consistently producing winning crews at both BUCS Head Race and Regatta, as well as the annual Boat Race of the North against Newcastle.

Beyond their novice year, development athletes join the senior squad, where they are able to compete amongst other top level university athletes. We are also proud our home grown international athletes such as recent graduate Ed Gleadowe, who won gold at the World Universities Championships (FISU), and Steve Rowbotham who won bronze at the Beijing Olympics.

Find out what some recent development squad members had to say about their experiences.

If you are interested in giving rowing a go at all, be it for our development squad or for college, head over to the online sign up for our Learn to Row course using our world-class facilities.