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Sunday prize givers for National Schools' Regatta from Bristol University Boat Club


Bristol University, renowned for its academic prowess is currently ranked 55th in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2024, is also home to one of the premier rowing programmes in the UK. UBBC stands out with its high-performance squads for both men and women, a thriving novice programme for beginners, and an open club programme that welcomes non-student athletes. Located in the picturesque Southwest, the club not only fosters athletic excellence but also cultivates a strong community spirit among our members.

 

Bristol University Boat Club (UBBC), members’ passion and dedication to rowing extends beyond their university tenure, contributing to their extraordinary achievements and roles within the rowing community more broadly. This year, we are proud to announce that four of their members have been chosen as Sunday prize givers for the final day of racing at National Schools' Regatta. NSR winners will receive their medals from Josie Sawbridge, Sam Higgins, Thibby Verdin-Mulot, and Cam Allen.

 

For those aspiring to join a top-tier rowing program, UBBC offers unparalleled opportunities to develop your skills, compete at the highest levels, and be part of a supportive and dynamic community.  The team will be available withing the University Zone to meet junior rowers interested in applying to university at Bristol.

 


Josie Sawbridge

 

Josie Sawbridge, a first-year student at UBBC, has made a mark on the rowing scene even before joining Bristol. Her journey began at Henley Rowing Club, where she not only rowed as a junior but also spent a year coaching. In 2022, Josie’s impressive rowing skills led her to victory at the National Schools' Women’s Championship Eight (WC8+). Her winning streak continued with triumphs at Henley Women's Regatta (HWR), Women's Eights Head of the River Race (WEHORR), and Schools' Head of the River Race (SHORR).

 

Sam Higgins

 

Sam Higgins is a prime example of the rowing excellence cultivated at Bristol. He started his rowing journey at the university, Sam quickly advanced to become a key member of the men’s championship eight (8+), contributing significantly over the past two years. He trialled for the Under-23 national team this year. Looking ahead, Sam is set to row for Leander Club once he graduates, a move that signifies his continued growth and ambitions in the sport.

 

Thibby Verdin-Mulot

 

Thibby Verdin-Mulot’s rowing career began at St. Edward’s School, where he honed his rowing skills and also led as the Captain of Boats. Since joining UBBC three years ago, Thibby has remained a formidable presence on the water. His record-setting performance in the J16 pair (2-) at National Schools' still stands. Thibby’s leadership and experience continue to inspire his peers at UBBC.

 

Cam Allen

 

Coxing is an art, and Cam Allen has mastered it from a young age. Starting at St George’s College Boat Club, Cam’s talent was evident as he secured medals at the National Schools' Regatta in 2022. His expertise as a coxswain saw him guiding crews in the Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip Challenge Cups in consecutive years at Henley Royal Regatta. Cam’s leadership skills are invaluable assets to UBBC, contributing to their success on the water.



 

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