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Saturday Prize Givers

University of London Boat Club will be presenting medals alongside NSR Committee members. ULBC will attend the regatta on all three days where current students and alumni will be available to speak to junior rowers and their parents.


ULBC will also once again be providing Medalist T-Shirts to Gold, Silver Bronze placed crews over the 3 days. Medal Winners take your medal to the ULBC stand after racing to collect your shirt!



Fran Houghton



Fran started rowing aged 11 at the Dragon School in Oxford. She then attended King’s School Canterbury and quickly set her sights on racing at National Schools! Amongst her most treasured medals are Bronze in the NSR Championship Girls Single, which she won as a J14; and a few years later, Gold in the Championship 4x and 2x.

Over her 21 year career on the British Team Fran won four World Gold medals (W4x); three Olympic silver medals (Women's Quad Scull 2004 & 2008; Women's Eight 2016); U23 Gold (Women's Double 1999); and Junior Bronze (J Women's Double 1998).


She always aspired to row at UL after seeing all the best juniors going on to compete in 'UL Purple'. She represented ULBC from 1998 to 2011, and then as an alum for Tyrian from 2013 to 2016. She won the Princess Grace Challenge Cup four times, and competed at four of her five Olympic Games under UL colours. The Rio Olympic Women's 8 was made up of 4 ex-UL athletes.


Most recently Fran represented Tyrian at the WHORR this year.


Jess Eddie:


Jess started rowing aged 8, at Durham Amateur Rowing Club and competed multiple times at National Schools' Regatta. Jess won the Championship Girls Double Sculls and the Championship Girls Pair over one weekend. This still stand-outs as one of her proudest rowing achievements!


Jess joined UL in 2003, representing the club nationally winning the Remenham Cup at Henley Royal Regatta twice (2004 & 2009) and internationally rowed under the UL colours for the Beijing and London Games. Jess went on to win a silver medal at the Olympic Games in the Women's 8+ in Rio. She still proudly represents UL and Tyrian.


Jake Figi


Jake is a final year Medical student at University College London. He started rowing at Charterhouse School in 2010. Jake took a Gap Year and joined ULBC as soon as he started his medical studies, he has been rowing for University College BC for 3 years.

Jake made the transition from rowing for his college to the university team at the start of his fourth year and has not looked back!


Since joining the university team, Jake has made huge physical and technical developments. He has raced the Temple Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta 4 times, reaching the semi-finals on the Saturday in 2021.

This will be Jake's last season with UL before he moves on to work as a Doctor at Southend Hospital. This year at Henley he will be racing the Prince Albert Challenge Cup.



Tom Cross


Tom learnt to row at Hampton School in 2013 and competed with Hampton at National Schools' Regatta throughout his time at school.

In 2018 he won NSR Bronze in the Championship Coxed Four. Tom joined University of London in 2019 after a Gap Year of rowing at Molesey Boat Club. Tom is a Geography student at University College London.


Last season Tom won the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta, a huge achievement following COVID lockdown training and all the turbulence of the 2020/21 season.

This season as Tom is Men’s Captain, Tom raced BUCS in the Ch4+ and Ch8+ and won Silver in both.


Georgie Robinson Ranger



Georgie is the University of London's 2021-2022 Women’s Captain and is currently studying a Masters in Physical Therapy for Musculoskeletal Health and Rehabilitation at University College London.


Georgie began rowing at Upper Thames Rowing Club before moving on to Henley Rowing Club where she raced National Schools' Regatta from 2014-2018.

Georgie has rowed for ULBC for four years. The highlights from her last season include the Henley Royal Regatta Island Challenge Cup Final and Semi-final, and winning the Championship Coxless Four at Henley Women's Regatta and BUCS a few weeks before that.

Georgie has also represented GB 4 times whilst studying at UL and is also in the process of trialling for a place in the GB U23 team this season.


Selena Jones


Selena has rowed since J14 at Latymer Upper School, and competed at National Schools' Regatta every year she was at school. Selena also competed at Henley Royal Regatta in her final years of school.

In 2019, Selena earned her first GB vest, competing in a Girls Coxless Pair and and Girls Eight with at Coupe.

Selena joined University of London Boat Club in her first year of university and last season was in the Women's 2nd 8 which won Gold at BUCS .

She also won Henley Women's Regatta in the Championships 8+. At the 2021 Henley Royal Regatta she reached the semi-final as part of the 2nd Eight, where they raced the UL 1st 8+ .

Selena is a final year Psychology student at University College London, looking to study a Masters and compete with UL for another year.


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