Exec & Committee

DUBC prides itself on being a primarily student-led club, and as such the Exec & Committee are responsible for how the club is run, along with some input from coaching staff and Team Durham. Find out more about this year’s Exec & Committee below:



Amy Polglase

I rowed at school for 6 years and this will now be my 3rd year rowing for Durham, having enjoyed extremes of climate and racing abroad. I ran for President with the aim of creating an environment that will get the best out of everyone.

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Men’s Captain


Oscar Lindsay

I started rowing at Eton in 2013 and highlights have been rowing at the Junior World Championships twice and winning the PE at Henley in 2016. I really think that we can build on last years performances at Henley and am very excited for the future!

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Women’s Captain


Helena Barton

I started rowing at King’s Canterbury just over 3 years ago. Since coming to Durham I’ve won medals at BUCS, gold at EUSA and got through u23 GB final trials. After being vice last year, as captain I want to do more to help with the success of the club and support each individual to be the best they can.

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Abi Riley

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Hattie Watson

I learnt to row with DUBC in my first year through the Development Squad. I had a wonderful year and the highlights of winning Gold and Silver at my first BUCS regatta and rowing at Women’s Henley six weeks later tempted me back to join the Senior Squad. I ran to be Treasurer during my Third year as I wanted to be involved with running the club that has really shaped my university experience. Despite being a History student, I secretly enjoy working with numbers!

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Vice President


Alicia Schwarzenbach

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Men’s Vice Captain

Will Guy

I started rowing just last year in the Development Squad. Having enjoyed the successes of three medals at my first BUCS Regatta, I’m looking forward to stepping up into the Senior Men’s Squad this season as Christian’s vice-captain. I will be on-hand to help Christian support each member of the squad to bring out the best in every athlete and crew.

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Women’s Vice Captain


Ellen Roberts

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Social Secretaries


Faye Huntley

I’ve rowed since J15 at Chester-Le-Street ARC before moving to onto university. Despite an injured first year, I’m determined to keep the party going ensuring everyone has a great time.

Christian Palmer

Ex-Captain of Boats at King’s School Chester. Highlight of Rowing career: Capsizing at GB Trials in front of Head Selector. Responsible for maintaining the healthy DUBC training/social life balance.

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Kit Secretary


Lloyd Barron-Robinson

I learnt to row in the coastal city of Plymouth, so coming to row Durham has been a real game changer. In my role as kit sec, I’m hoping to create some flair new kit designs for the coming season and to get everyone kitted out in time for racing.

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Fundraising Manager


James Vogel

I rowed for 9 months before coming to Durham, at Twickenham Rowing Club. Having worked with charities and done lots of voluntary work before I loved the idea of raising money for a good cause while brining the squad together and having fun while doing it.

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Katy McDonald

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Media Officer


Joseph Johansen

I learned to row at Winchester College in Junior Part, and am now coming into my 9th season of rowing. I am eager to develop the club’s presence over social media to take full advantage of all the benefits it can bring.

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