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 2023/24 are:

Club Captain

Aaron Lennard

Men's team

Thomas McCarter

Women's team

Kira Dhariwal and Anna Bevan


Cambridge has one of the largest amateur rowing communities of any institution in the country. It’s a great opportunity to try a new sport, meet people and represent Homerton. You haven’t really been to Cambridge if you haven’t tried rowing! Sign up for free taster sessions in Michaelmas. The society is completely free for the first 6 weeks.

– Aaron Lennard, Club Captain

Homerton’s reputation of being the friendliest college certainly extends to its boat club! We are a community of rowers, coxes, and coaches with a plethora of experience levels who share in the vision of creating a welcoming, nurturing, and all-round fun club - which makes the early rises all the more rewarding! Kira joined with some prior experience and I as a complete newbie, yet we have both found our place in the boat club and implore that any students (regardless of experience level) give rowing or coxing a go! Hope to see you on the Cam!

– Anna Bevan, Women’s Co-Captain


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