As winners of the Queen's Sport Team of the Year 2017, the club would be nothing without our dedicated athletes and volunteer coaches

 

With 30 senior athletes training frequently throughout the week, let us introduce the captains, committees and coaches that are the cogs to our rowing machine

 

Captains 2017/18

QUBBC Captain Paddy Holden. Queen's Rowing

Paddy Holden
QUBBC Captain

rowing@qub.ac.uk

Lady Victoria Boat Club Captain Rory McNamee

Rory McNamee
LVBC Captain

ladyviccaptain@queensrowing.org

 

QUBLBC Captain Vikki Wallace. Queen's Rowing

Vikki Wallace
QUBLBC Captain

rowing@qub.ac.uk


Coaches

Trevor McKnight Queen's Rowing Club Development Officer A former Queen's oarsman, Trevor McKnight recently took up the position of club development officer, following on from the position of Head Coach at the University of York and more recently Irish Senior Sculling Coach at the 2017 Home International Regatta. Trevor's rowing career began at The Royal Belfast Academical Institution. In 2005 he was stroke man in the first ever crew from 'Inst' to qualify and compete at the Henley Royal Regatta. Joining QUBBC in 2009 his successes at the club included 3 gold and 1 silver medal at the British University Championships as well quarter-finals in both the Temple and the Visitors competitions at Henley, in 2010 and 2012 respectively. In 2010 he also represented Great Britain in the 8+ at the European University Championships. Returning now as Development Officer, Trevor is engineering a club structure that will create clear performance pathways from Novice level through to Senior rowing.

Trevor McKnight
Queen's Rowing Club Development Officer

A former Queen's oarsman, Trevor McKnight recently took up the position of club development officer, following on from the position of Head Coach at the University of York and more recently Irish Senior Sculling Coach at the 2017 Home International Regatta.

Trevor's rowing career began at The Royal Belfast Academical Institution. In 2005 he was stroke man in the first ever crew from 'Inst' to qualify and compete at the Henley Royal Regatta. Joining QUBBC in 2009 his successes at the club included 3 gold and 1 silver medal at the British University Championships as well quarter-finals in both the Temple and the Visitors competitions at Henley, in 2010 and 2012 respectively. In 2010 he also represented Great Britain in the 8+ at the European University Championships.

Returning now as Development Officer, Trevor is engineering a club structure that will create clear performance pathways from Novice level through to Senior rowing.

Mick Desmond Queen's Rowing High Performance Coach A native of Co Cork, Mick started his rowing career with An Garda Siochana Boat club in Dublin in the late seventies and took up coaching there in 1983, taking crews to national titles and assisting in coaching crews to Henley Royal Regatta in the mid-eighties. He then joined Commercial Rowing Club in 1987 and coached Ireland’s first World Champion from there in 1991. During the 1990’s Mick coached Irish crews to win medals at the senior World Championships. In 2010 he was instrumental in developing Three Castles Rowing Club in Blessington and coached beginners there before moving to Queen’s University Belfast. He managed the Irish Universities team at the World University championships in 2015 and since 2016, has coached the Academy and Elite Athlete programmes at QUB.

Mick Desmond
Queen's Rowing High Performance Coach

A native of Co Cork, Mick started his rowing career with An Garda Siochana Boat club in Dublin in the late seventies and took up coaching there in 1983, taking crews to national titles and assisting in coaching crews to Henley Royal Regatta in the mid-eighties. He then joined Commercial Rowing Club in 1987 and coached Ireland’s first World Champion from there in 1991.

During the 1990’s Mick coached Irish crews to win medals at the senior World Championships. In 2010 he was instrumental in developing Three Castles Rowing Club in Blessington and coached beginners there before moving to Queen’s University Belfast. He managed the Irish Universities team at the World University championships in 2015 and since 2016, has coached the Academy and Elite Athlete programmes at QUB.

Julie Lynch
Intermediate Coach

Luke McCann
Intermediate Coach

Paddy Doherty
Novice Coach

Stuart Kelly
Novice Coach

Ewan Murray
Novice Coach

Mark Mullan
Novice Coach

James Cooke
Novice Coach

Christine Stewart
Novice Coach

Carol Moorehead
Novice Coach

Andy Wells
Novice Coach

Niall Moore
Novice Coach

Jason Greenwood
Novice Coach


Committee 2017/18

Men's Club

Thomas Drummond
Vice Captain  Chemical Engineering

Michael McNamee
Secretary  Mathematics

Rory Hulatt
Treasurer  Chemistry

Abbie Ellis-Saunders
PR Manager  Economics

Niall Moore
Logistics  Nursing

Jonny Kennedy
Logistics  Physics

George Kelly
Kit Manager  Architecture

Ross Taylor
Fundraising  History & Politics

Taha Mirza
Fundraising  Dentistry

Ladies Club

Emily Sampson-Barnes
Secretary  Geography

Emily Romeril
Treasurer  Philosophy & Politics

Lucy Burrows
PR Manager  Microbiology

Ellé McMaster
Kit Manager  Law & Spanish

Émer Cafolla
Logistics  Nursing

Ella Brogan
Social Secretary  Medicine

Susie Megahey
  Fundraising  Teaching

Novice Managers

 Émer Cafolla
 Nursing

Agnes Coaker
 Mathematics

Nadine Keightley
 Business Management

Gareth Gray
Software Development

Thomas Moore
Maths & Physics

Ed Wilson
Pharmacy