About our club
Curlew is a rowing club based in East London and is open to adults of all ages and abilities. Although very successful, with crews at Henley for 12 of the last 13 years, we pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
Founded in 1866, Curlew Rowing Club has been in Greenwich, without interruption for over 130 years, through 2 world wars, based in various boathouses. Find out where Curlew is based now on our location page.
We are always looking to recruit new or experienced rowers, and are also actively recruiting for coxes. If you would like to get involved or find out more about our club you can use our contact form and someone will be in touch.
Curlew is run by an enthusiastic committee, comprising:
Chair: Anita Jeff
Club Captain: Matthew Richardson
Secretary (and Kit Secretary): Nick King
Treasurer: Jamie Sunderland
Membership (and Regatta) Secretary: Mike Biggs
Men’s and Dev Squad Captain: Joelle Hartley
Women’s Captain: Maxine Livesey
Equipment Officer: Sam McPhee
Social Secretary: Oli Dubeck
Fundraising Officer: Mike King
Curlew has two dedicated coaches for the 2012/13 season:
Men’s Squad – Martin Hindshaw
Martin has an impressive rowing background, both competing and coaching. A student at Manchester University (2001-05) he reached the finals of the British Uni Championship 8’s and Championship Doubles. Rowing at Thames Tradesmen RC, Martin was a Temple Quarter Finalist at HRR in 2005. He previously coached at Vesta RC (2008-09) and London RC (2009-10) and aims to bring a culture of belief and technical excellence to Curlew’s athletes which will allow them to be successful at the very top level of British Club Rowing.
Women’s Squad – Andrew Jefferson
Andrew has 10 years of coxing and rowing experience. Andrew learned to row at Monmouth School and coxed for Wales as a junior. Andrew coxed and coached for Boulder Rowing Club (Colorado USA) winning medals at the US National Masters Championships. At university Andrew coxed, rowed and coached for Girton College (Cambridge), Cambridge Veterinary School, Cambridge University Women and Wolfson College (Oxford).
Development Squad – Nick King & Joelle Hartley
We are lucky to have two dedicated development coaches, having run a hugely successful “L2Row course” this year – we now aim to turn these novices to competitive rowers by the summer season. Nick and Joelle both have a wealth of experience gained through the Oxford and Durham College system, the long term aim of both coaches is to see the novices rise through the ranks at Curlew as soon as possible.