6th July 2012 3:34 pm
The University of London Boat Club (ULBC) emerge victorious again, winning a coveted Trophy and with seven Alumni competing in London 2012.
The crew have won the Prince Albert Challenge Trophy for the second time at Henley Regatta since its creation in 2004, having also beaten Cambridge to victory in 2007. The team battled and overcame difficult river and weather conditions to beat Newcastle University in the final.
The ULBC coach Brian Young was said to be "very proud" of his team. The Crew members were Oliver R.G. Cook, Paul M. Bennett, Rory J.Bufacchi, James E.T.Cook and Cox Max A.Gander. Their names will be inscribed on the Trophy, as is tradition.
Seven alumni of The University of London Boat club will be competing in London 2012, representing Team GB Rowing in the Olympics. Frances Houghton and Melanie Wilson (Women's Quad), Matt Wells (Men's Quad Scull), Jess Eddie and Katie Greves (Women's Eight), Kat Copeland (Women's Lightweight Double Scull) and Cameron Nichol (Spare Pair) will all be rowing for Britain. Other alumni will be involved in supporting the athletes, with Richard Budgett OBE acting as the Chief Medical Officer to the London Games, as well as Robin Williams, Steve Gunn, Paul Stannard coaching Team GB Rowing, Simon Cox coaching Swiss Rowing, Adrian Cassidy coaching Rowing Ireland and Roger Meager coaching The Hong Kong Rowing Team. Alumni of the ULBC have represented the country for the past ten Olympic Games.
These alumni and the members of ULBC from the Henley Royal Regatta will be part of a very special Annual Dinner on Friday 16th November, which will be hosted by Gold Olympic Medallist and ULBC Alumnus Tim Foster MBE.