Homerton College Boat Club (HCBC)

HCBC is home to Homerton's successful men and women's eights rowing teams

Homerton College Boat Club (HCBC) is the rowing club here at Homerton, and is open to all abilities and commitment levels. 

In 2019, HCBC gained a home on the river Cam when we contributed to the rebuilding of a new boat house in conjunction with the City of Cambridge Rowing Club and St Mary's School. This means Homerton students have access to a variety of boats and can proudly fly the College flag during the intercollegiate tournament 'the bumps'. 

HCBC meet multiple times a week and can work around varying commitment levels, from students training once a week to every day. Training includes a combination of gym sessions and rowing on the river Cam. Current students can get involved by following the HCBC Facebook and Instagram pages, or by contacting the current captains. 

The Captains for 2021/22 are:

Men's team

James Burrows and Tom Tyler 

Women's team

Beth Merrifield and Lucy Cole


HCBC is open to all abilities and commitments. We pride ourselves in being a friendly club with lots of social events as well as rowing practice.  I started rowing in my first year as a novice (had never rowed before), and found the atmosphere was friendly and non-judgemental. So if you're thinking of trying out rowing for the first time,  I would say definitely give it a go! 

James, Men's Co-Captain 

Rowing is a sport that anyone can do! We dedicate all of Michaelmas (first term) to teaching you how to row with no commitments, so there isn't a reason not to try it at least once! Myself and Beth both joined the club as way to meet people from different years, keep fit, and because it is just one of those things you have to do at least once in Cambridge. We both became a bit addicted to the sport and now spend too much of our time at the boathouse.

Lucy, Women's Co-Captain


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