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The Development Squad consists of c40 members with a wide range of ability and experience from accommodating novices new to rowing, to experienced rowers returning to the sport.

Within the Development Squad, we have a novice squad as well as two Intermediate squads with their own captains:

Claire Postles – IM Women’s captain
Joe Crotty – IM Men’s captain

The development squad trains on the water on both Saturday and Sunday mornings – typically between 8am – 11am.

These sessions are regularly coached, and are primarily in Eights and Fours with some Intermediates in Pairs.

Beyond these sessions, the club also offers custom training plans for Intermediate Squads, including erg and weights session plans.

The squad aims to take part in 5+ head races per season (including Fours Head of the river, Eights Head of the river, Vets Fours Head of the River and Vets Eights Head of the River) and in summer, the squad also aims to compete in 3-5 regattas each season.