The Committee



Charles James

My name is Charles James and I am a 4th Year student here at Southampton studying an MSc in International Security and Risk. I joined SUBC all the way back in October 2015 as a fresher and a novice cox, I have sat on three separate committees as Coxswains Captain, Secretary and now President. SUBC has been a massive part of my university life and has given me friendships that will last for the rest of my life. As President I am responsible for the club’s image and to do this we encourage a friendly but competitive atmosphere to allow all our athletes to thrive. It is my desire to leave this club at the end of the year with a strong record and to leave a club that will continue to grow in strength.


Secretary/Welfare Officer

Finn McGahan

My name is Finn McGahan and I’m a 3rd year philosophy student at Southampton University. I rowed 2 years before university at Broxbourne rowing club where I had a run out at early ID trials and managed not to fall in. I have rowed every year I’ve been university and loved every minute. The boat club has become an extended family and has helped me through some tough times. Some highlights of my time with the club include reaching the Thursday of Henley Royal Regatta in my first year and setting a new club record for the 5k. My advice to anyone thinking about rowing at university is just to come down and have a go, the training may be tough but smashing it in a crew of your mates makes it all worth it



Hector Blackwell

My name is Hector Blackwell and I am a third year History student at the University of Southampton. This year marks the eighth year that I have been rowing. I began at Abingdon School at the age of 13. I won two National Schools Regatta medals in my time at school. I joined SUBC in the Autumn of 2016 as a senior fresher and found the club to be a friendly, sociable place. Unfortunately a back injury prevented me from rowing that year so I decided that if I wasn’t rowing then I would coach. I ran for Novice Men’s Captain with a friend and won the position easily. This led to a year of coaching novices who have never touched a boat in their lives. It was a great experience and I learned so much from it. Towards the end of the year, I decided that I wanted to give something back to the club so I ran for treasurer for this year. I fought off strong competition to secure my seat. I want to make the club a better place and to sort out all the finances effectively so that the next treasurer has a easy job taking over from me.

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Men’s Captain

Edward Trigle

I'm Edward Trigle and I am the Men's Captain for the 2018-19 season. I am a 3rd Year Mechanical Engineering Student and have been rowing at the Boat Club since I joined the University. Before University, I rowed for my school, St. Paul's, for 5 years where I was lucky to be coached by a world class coaching staff. This has given me an appreciation for the dedication and hard work required to be successful as a squad.

As Men's Captain, my role is to lead the Senior Men, a squad comprised of former novice rowers and people who have rowed before university. Along with our Coaching Staff, I aim to help our rowers to develop and achieve the goals they personally set out for themselves, as well as the goals I have set for the squad.

My main aim for the year is to qualify our top boat for Henley Royal Regatta, along with winning some races along the way!


Women’s Captains

Evie Watson & Becca Sebley

Our names are Evie and Becca and we are the senior women’s captains this year! Evie learnt to row here at University and Becca learnt to row at City of Cambridge rowing club as a junior. It’s our job as captains to build a competitive, fun and successful squad for the coming year! We train most days, as well as racing throughout the year, including BUCS events also. Rowing is a super sociable sport where you meet loads of new people at training and at socials every Wednesday! The women’s squad is a very friendly group of people and as captains we’d definitely recommend getting back into rowing if you already have previous experience as it’s an easy way of meeting new friendly faces!


Men’s Vice Captain

Owain Newman

My name is Owain Newman. I rowed for Molesey Boat Club for 4 years and hope to put this experience to use for SUBC by coaching the novice men. I have desired to try coaching since I stopped rowing seriously and am looking forward to taking on the challenge and meeting lots of new faces over the coming year.


Women’s Vice Captain

Meg Stollery

More information coming soon


Coxes representative

Lydia Moore

I’m Lydia and I’m the coxes representative for this year. I am currently studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and am on my industrial studies year. I started coxing at SUBC in 2016, and it has complemented my degree by improving my ability to notice technical details. I look after the coxes squad within the club, organising who is coxing when and also bringing forward any issues the coxes may be facing in the club.


Social Secretary

IONA MCCAUL & Tom Jessop

More information coming soon


Sponsorship and PR Secretary

Alex Dalgliesh & Nicolai Allen

Our names are Alex and Nicolai, we study Engineering and Physics respectively. Alex started rowing at Abingdon School and decided to rekindle his passion, upon starting University. Nicolai began rowing with the Novice squad within the club. Our role is to improve the public image of the club among the rowing community, the University and sponsors. We strive to increase the clubs funding and keep everyone updated with the clubs progress.


Kit Secretary

Charlie Upton & Jack Chadaj

Having peaked in their novice year, Charlie and Jack, or known to the world as the west country pair used their creative skills acquired from their geography degree to turn their attention towards supplying kit. As with everything, we strive for greatness and to go where no KitSec has been before, so from this we will endeavour to fulfil your kit desires to no end, and supply you with the highest quality kit both in terms of design and functionality


Boatman and Safety Office

Chris Hall

I'm Chris and I am Boatman this year at SUBC. It's my job to look after all the equipment we use and make sure everybody is safe on the water. Before coming to SUBC I rower on the coast in Dover for around 7 years and have competed at British championships throughout my career.