Olympic stars headline speakers at the British Rowing Universities Conference

Heather Stanning and George Nash are among the guest speakers for the third British Rowing Universities Conference between 14-15 November


Olympic champions Heather Stanning and George Nash head the standout list of speakers at the third British Rowing Universities Conference between November 14 and 15.

The two-day event, sponsored by Janousek & Stampfli Racing Boats and held at the Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor, also features Rio 2016 silver medallist Jess Eddie, Director of Sport and Exercise at Edinburgh University Jim Aitken and English Institute of Sport Strength and Conditioning Coach James Goodwin.

Legendary coach Jürgen Grobler will talk through his remarkable record of developing Olympic champions, while GB Rowing’s lead coach for the Paralympic Pathway, Tom Dyson shares his experience of maximising talent, having coached British rowers to three gold medals at the Rio Paralympics.

The biennial conference gives delegates – both university sports officials and boat club members – the chance to attend talks, meet the team at British Rowing and share ideas and success stories.

Tickets are selling fast, so if you are interested in attending one or both of the days email anna.liddell@gbrowingteam.org.uk for more information.

Guest speakers confirmed so far
Major Heather Stanning MBE – double Olympic champion, 2012 and 2016
George Nash – Olympic champion 2016, bronze medallist 2012
Jess Eddie – Olympic silver medallist 2016
Tom Dyson – GB Rowing Team Lead Coach – Paralympic Pathway
Jürgen Grobler – GB Rowing Team Chief Coach for Men
Jim Aitken MBE – Director of Sport and Exercise, University of Edinburgh
Helen Rowbotham – Director of Innovation, British Rowing
Rosie Mayglothling – Director of Pathway Development, British Rowing
Jacqui Johnston – Anti-doping and Integrity Officer, British Rowing
James Goodwin – Strength and Conditioning Coach – English Institute of Sport

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