Putney Town Women’s Squad is one of the most rapidly developing squads on the Tideway. Having had a successful Winter season, the women’s squad is putting increasing pressure on established clubs.

With a core of talented Performance and Masters Women alongside a flourishing Development squad, Putney Town is a fantastic club for rowers who are looking to progress their rowing career. The squad is built upon a results-driven training programme, enabling athletes to pursue demanding careers whilst also achieving success on the water.

Meet The Team



Valerie Cerasuolo

MASTERs women

Amber In der Rieden


Katie Moore


James Davey


James Holmes Siedle


John Hickling


Ele Culley


Gavin Suen


Amanda Birkenshaw

what we offer

concept 2 ERGS

All of which are regularly serviced



including 3 new boats this season


Our gym, large hall
and erg room


OUr squad structure


Typically two ergs and two weights sessions per week plus optional cross training



07:00 - 11:00 


08:00 – 12:00


Additional early morning or Thursday evening sessions depending on time of the season. 

Our women's senior squad is an established group that is keen to grow. Despite the disruption of the last year, the squad had a successful 2020/21 seaon winning a pennant at The Pairs Head, racing at multilanes and a quarter final placing in the aspirational club 8+ at Henley Womens Regatta. The squad is looking to build on this success into the Club's Centenary Year.

Led by coaches James Davey and Gavin Suen, who between them have vast experience coaching across junior, club and high performance systems, we are well served. The training plan is designed with our mainly working athlete group in mind, allowing flexibility which enables athletes to pursue demanding careers whilst also achieving success on the water. With Club investment in an impressive Women's fleet along with excellent land training facilities and a prime position near Chiswick bridge on the Thames, we have all the tools to allow athletes to get in the mileage where it counts. 

The Women’s Squad aims to go on at least one camp away from the Tideway each year alongside training weekends at Dorney.

As a supportive yet competitive club, our athletes benefit from a community that works together, celebrates success and takes pride in the achievements of all our athletes. All members are expected to contribute to the volunteer culture and the giving gains are priceless. Our Club bar and active social calendar create a great atmosphere where many athletes have found friends for life or partners! 

 We welcome enquiries from all women with previous sweep and sculling experience with an ambition to row competitively.



Minimum 5 times a week - combination of land & water sessions 



7:30 – 9:30/10



9:30 – 11/11:30



Age: 27+

2+ Years Experience

With ages ranging from late twenties into the sixties, our Masters Womens squad competes in both rowing and sculling events throughout the year.  This includes local races on the Thames as well as national races such as British Rowing Masters Championships, Henley Masters and European Masters Championships.


Our lead coach is James Holmes-Siedle.  He is supported by two assistant coaches (Amanda Birkinshaw & John Hickling) providing a huge breadth of knowledge & expertise to the squad.


Admission to our squad is based on the coach's discretion and any athletes wishing to join the Masters Women are requested to participate in a mandatory trial water outing with the coach. 


Masters Womens squad members have access to a detailed training plan & accompanying Apps that challenge the squad on a weekly basis. We focus on fitness, endurance, strength and power/speed to enable us to remain competitive for key races and most of all have fun! 

Completion of regular testing and publishing individual training scores are mandatory.



During the spring, as we prepare for regatta racing, one of the highlights is the annual training camp, which for the last three years this has taken place in Spain.


Club Ethos:

Our club is entirely run by members for members and we therefore rely on people to support the club.  The MW squad play an integral part in the development of the club, supporting club events and Learn to Row courses, club socials and other events throughout the year. 


Ready to take the next step? If you think that our squad would be a good fit for you, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you. 



up to 3 times a week



12:00 – 16:30

The development squad caters for a range of abilities. Graduates from learn to row programmes or those with rowing experience are welcome to joing our development squad. If you want to get back into competitive squad rowing whilst have limited time, we could be just right for you. We welcome members joining from other clubs, along with rowers who have taken an extended break and wish to refresh their skills.


The development squad trains together with our fantastic coaches along with input (or assistance) from experienced members of other squads. Training runs from September to July each year, with two water outings on one day each weekend, plus three flexible land training sessions. We also look to run a training camp each summer.


Our training programme is aligned with other women’s squads and looks to integrate our new athletes into the Club's social and competitive atmosphere with weekly circuits, club nights and regular social events.


At PTRC, we encourage our members to move between squads to suit their personal requirements, as rowing skills develop, or as lives or careers change. Our main aim is to develop our squad members to enable them to compete at the highest of their abilities.

Entering all major tideway races and summer regattas, we have a fantastic, fun, inclusive, atmosphere within the squad.


If you want to learn, improve your rowing and your fitness, win a few pots and have fun with like minded people, please come and join us !!

club membership




Full coaching fees included

Gym, Erg & Weights Rooms

Top quality fleet of boats

£3 yoga

Club night and social events

per month

U25's / student / adult unwaged: £27


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