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Senior Women's Captain: Amber Capewell
Senior Women's Coach: Rob Fellowes
We are Warwick Rowing's top women's squad
Members of our squad are committed athletes, with at least one year's rowing experience. The quality of our athletes and our ability to deliver nationally recognisable results is developing fast which makes our squad an exciting and fun place to be. We know that success breeds success, and last season (2011-12) our athletes delivered a series of unprecedented results, breaking several Warwick records in the process. If you're a performance and results driven athlete, you'll be pleased to know that in joining us you're signing up to a team that in 2012 won Gold and Silver at BUCS in our top IV+ and VIII respectively.
We also shafted a load of really good crews at Reading University Head (taking Gold in our 1st VIII) and then (the following day) made two dozen northern crews wish they'd taken up canoeing at Trent Head in Nottingham, taking another Gold in our 1st VIII. A week later, we headed south for the Women's Head of the River race where our 1st VIII smashed 153 places off our previous years score, finishing 56th (the current Warwick record) and our 2nd VIII took 120 places off their previous year's score finishing 123rd (also a Warwick record).
And fun is definitely banned
Joking. We won't get results if we don't enjoy rowing which is why we pretty much always listen to banging music while we're training on the water. What makes this squad great is its atmosphere, its social cohesion and the light-hearted way in which it sets about achieving serious results through bold performances. Compromising this would be fatal for our success, so we stick to our (sometimes sadistic) fun ethos closely.
We enjoy performing
And if it goes wrong, who cares? We have the guts to try. What matters is that we perform at our best and if we do that, we might win. Bonus. We want to produce more head-turning performances this season as well as improve on aspects which we don't feel do us justice such as our (many finals but) lack of a big Gold medal performance in the last regatta season.
We want a still greater number of oarswomen in the club to equal the numbers in the already thriving men's side, which we are now very close to achieving. This we feel will also help us achieve our goal of creating a greater presence for the oarswomen in the club. We need to take the lead and set an admirable example to the oarswomen lower in the club who are just starting out.
So here's the plan
We identify and focus on the aspects of the sport we enjoy, we attend the races we liked last year and we train for ourselves and our crew mates, not because we feel we owe it to our coach or our captain. We train smarter rather than just harder. And of course, we continue to celebrate our successes when they happen. That's how we'll get results and that's why the 2012-13 season will be a great place to be for the Senior Women.
If you are new to Warwick, but you have rowed before and would like to join our squad, then find us at the Sports Fair on Tuesday 2 October 2012 in the Sports Hall on Central Campus. If you miss that, or have any other queries, then contact Amber on firstname.lastname@example.org
The Senior Women's training plan for Weeks 1 to 3 can be found at Senior Women.
Senior Women's Captain 2012-13
Head Coach, Women's Rowing