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What We Do

We row on the Thames from the ULBC boathouse. We train on the water twice a week, host a weekly sports night on a Wednesday along with lots of different socials throughout the year, ranging from team pot-luck dinners to our winter and summer formals. As we run under the RUMS (Royal Free, University College and Middlesex Hospitals Medical School) we are committed to working around studies – come March, after our big inter-medical school rowing Head race, we hang up our oars and focus on the impending exams, with the older years running tutorials for the younger years.

How We Work // Covid-19

While there is certainly still a lot of uncertainty for all sports clubs in the coming year, we have the green light for training to commence this term from both British Rowing and the UCLU. We are taking Covid safety extremely seriously, and have already run training sessions for current members and had a cleaning day at the boat house. Thankfully, due to the nature of rowing as an outdoor sport, it seems that while many of our socials may be happening remotely, our training will be mostly back to normal, except with a little extra social distancing!

What We Stand For

We are committed to being an actively anti-racist club and have been working a lot this summer with past and current members on how improve our club and be as proactive in inclusivity and diversity as possible. We recognise that rowing is seen as stereotypically affluent sport and we are passionate about encouraging people from all ethnicities and backgrounds to come and try this fantastic sport!

We are serious about our member welfare at RUMSBC and we understand that incoming freshers can feel overwhelmed, isolated and stressed starting university. This year that is truer than ever! As well as providing a support network within the club, we have a dedicated safety and welfare officer. We are also committed to continuing socials and training in whatever forms we can, whatever the circumstances!


**NEW** £0 – remote membership. Access to our mailing list, Facebook group and online socials and circuits.

£10 – social membership. Access to all in-person social events and academic tutorials run by the club.

£60 – novice rowing membership. Learning to row on the Thames, land training and competing in novice crews, alongside access to all social events and tutorials.

£80 – senior rowing membership. Coached water sessions, land training and competing in senior crews, alongside access to all social events and tutorials.

£25 - Term 3 rowing membership. Please purchase this membership ticket if you have rowed or will row in total >7 sessions with RUMSBC this academic year and have not yet bought a paid membership (social/novice/senior).

Where do we row // Accessibility

We boat from UL Boathouse in Chiswick, West London (81 Hartington Rd, Chiswick, London W4 3TU). This location is easily accessible by underground/overground to Gunnersbury, national rail to Chiswick or by car/bike! Access to our equipment is step-free; however there are steps to access the toilets.

Contact Us // Social Media

Make sure you follow our social media pages to keep up to date with our club and our latest events - it's the best place to find out about taster sessions you can attend! Please feel free to message us with any questions on any of our social media pages:

Instagram: @rumsbc

Twitter: @rumsbc

Facebook: RUMSBC

New to our club and not sure how to get involved? Join our Facebook group RUMS (UCL) Boat Club Freshers page for more information on ways you can get involved and meet our Novice Captains for 2020/21.

This Club is Pride in Sport Accredited

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