women

OVERVIEW

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

SENIOR WOMEN 

CO-ORDINATOR

Valerie Cerasuolo

MASTERs women
CO-ORDINATOR

Amber In der Rieden

DEVELOPMENT
captain

Katie Moore

women's
HEAD COACH

Lewis Thorpe

MASTERs
WOMEN COACH

James Holmes Siedle

DEVELOPMENT
COACH

John Hickling

women's
captain

Ele Culley

MASTERs
WOMEN COACH

Amanda Birkenshaw

what we offer

2

yearly camps

both abroad and in the UK in our Senior & Master's squads 

concept 2 ERGS

All of which are regularly serviced

35
88

BOATS

including 4 new boats this season

TRAINING AREAS

Our gym, large hall
and erg room

3

OUr squad structure

performance

TRAINING:

10 times a week

WATER SESSIONS:

Saturday & Sunday

07:00 – 12:00

Our women's Performance Squad is one of the most rapidly developing squads on the Tideway. Having had a successful season, winning 3 pennants and multiple pots at recent regattas, the women’s squad is putting increasing pressure on established clubs.

Coached by Lewis Thorpe, winner of the 2016 Thames Cup with Molesey BC, his careful coaching of the squad is built upon a demanding yet flexible training programme enabling athletes to pursue demanding careers whilst also achieving considerable success on the water.

The Women’s Squad aims to go on at least one camp away from the Tideway each year alongside training weekends at Dorney. We welcome all women with previous sweep and sculling experience with an ambition to row competitively.

master's

TRAINING:

5 times a week

WATER SESSIONS:

Saturday

7:45 – 10:00

 

Sunday

9:30 – 12:00

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Age: Over 27

2+ Years Experience

With ages ranging from late twenties into the sixties, we compete 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 coach, Amanda Birkenshaw, challenges the squad on a weekly basis focusing on flexibility, cardio fitness, core strength and rowing technique to enable us to remain competitive for key races and most of all have fun!

 

We are encouraged to take part in both yoga and circuit training in the winter.  During the summer, as we prepare for regatta racing, less formal crew water outings take place. One of the highlights of the year is taking our training camp abroad for a week close to Easter which is combined with the Masters Men's squad.

 

The Master's Women play an integral part in the development of the club, supporting club events,  club socials and other social events throughout the year. If you think that this squad would be a good fit for you, don't hesitate to contact us.

development

TRAINING:

3 times a week

WATER SESSIONS:

Sunday

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

£

50

per month

includes:

Coaching fees

Newly refurbished gym

Free weekly circuits class

£3 yoga class

Club night and social events

U25's / student / adult unwaged: £27

 
 
 

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