Coaches

Andrew Barton – Director of Rowing

At GUBC we are fortunate enough to be the only club at the University to have a full time coach, cementing our reputation as one of the most successful sports at the University.

In 2012, Andy spent a year in South Africa, as Head Coach at St George’s Rowing Academy. As well as this he was Head Coach for the South African Development squad (Under 16 & 17) and a squad coach for the South African Junior Elite Squad (World Junior Championships Squad).  He then returned to his roots in Glasgow to take up the position of Director of Rowing at Glasgow University in September 2013. With rowing in his blood after many years spent as an athlete, Andy was the outstanding candidate to take up this role.

Since then the club has grown from strength to strength, proving itself to be one of the best in the country. As a result, since his appointment the club has produced Commonwealth Gold Medalists and many successful members of the Scotland Team. In 2015, overseen by Andy, Emma McDonald became the first GUBC athlete in full time study to represent Great Britain.

With membership numbers increasing steadily each year, Andy looks forward to steering the club to even greater success and ensuring each rower has a positive experience at GUBC.

Fraser Quinn – Senior Women

Fraser returned to GUBC in September 2014 to lead the club’s Senior Women’s squad. Fraser was a welcome addition with his invaluable knowledge of the sport and understanding of his athletes, winning Volunteer of the Year at the 2015 Scottish Rowing Awards.

Like Andy, Fraser spent his childhood days rowing at Strathclyde Park and is well accustomed to the rigours of the sport. He is one of the most successful coaches Scotland has to offer having coached athletes to GB final trials and glory at the annual Home International Regatta.

Fraser’s achievements in the last year speak for themselves. With a record breaking result at WEHORR; 2 BUCS medals; a boat race victory; Henley Women’s Regatta finalists and many, many more medals won, Fraser is a truly invaluable member of the GUBC coaching team.

Matthew Mole- Novice Squads

Mathew is a welcome addition this year to the coaching team and brings numerous years of rowing experience. As a school boy, at Queen Elizabeth High School, he achieved National Schools and Championship Medals in  coxed 4 and  pair, as well as making GB junior final trails.
He then went on to row at Northumbria University, placing 5th in Championship 2x then qualifying for Henley in the double sculls. Rowing as lightweight in the following season, he came 3rd in OLwt 4x- at senior champs. With Tyne Rowing Club, he again qualified for henley, racing in their Thames Challenge Cup ( Club 8+).

Ian Docwra- Senior Squads

Iain is a former Scottish lightweight and GB U23 Trialist. He also represented Scotland in sailing and now competes in 100km+ trail and fell foot races.

Iain has experience coaching sailing – and also establishing and running sailing clubs – but wishes to move back to his preferred sport and build on his coaching experiences. He is excited to be back on the Clyde again.

Jonathan Fettis-Novice Women

Michael McNaul – Senior Men

Jonathan Cheyne – Senior Men

Mairi Iredale- Novice Women Volunteer Coach

 

 

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