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After a successful career as a junior oarsman, winning several medals at National events, John lent his skills to coaching at 18 after a serious back injury. From his first season a coach, he has been involved with winning crews at the highest levels of competition. From J15 Gold at National Schools, to Commonwealth Gold, he has always worked to inspire athletes to reach their full potential, no matter what that might be. To date, his model of simple, elegant and efficient rowing technique has taken 17 crews to National medals in their respective classes.
After 9 seasons of working as a professional coach on the Tideway, in the Midlands and in Scotland, the time was right to face a new challenge. After several increasingly strong years for the club, he is delighted to be able to work with the rising UWBC, and help them achieve success at BUCS, Henley and the major national regattas. He firmly believes in the innate ability of each and every athlete, as well as the inevitability of success for those who are prepared to work smart rather than simply work. He is looking forward to running a meritocracy, and working to empower the athletes through a culture of unshakable belief and calm determination.
Outside of UWBC, John continues to work with a number of triallists as a sculling consultant, and is always happy to help talented athletes develop to reach their potential. He is committed to delivering a British crew that can contend with the marauding Americans that arrive each summer for Henley Royal, and his greatest ambition within the sport is to coach a Henley winning eight. For sake of completeness, when not rowing, he enjoys red wine, good food and walks in the countryside (or actually just more rowing.)
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com.