Queen’s University Belfast has a long and illustrious history of rowing. We pride ourselves on an exceptional breadth of coaching talent alongside First-Class facilities, providing a fantastic platform for our athletes to excel at events home and abroad.

We have a proven track record of competing at every category from Novice level through to Senior Rowing. We welcome rowers of all abilities as well as those who have yet to begin their rowing careers.


Founded in 1931, QUBBC has a well-established history of rowing successes in Great Britain, Ireland, and worldwide. Every September, we welcome a large cohort of Novice men and women to join our committed Intermediate and Senior squads, with the goal of furthering our triumphs.

Recent results include a dominant regatta season for our 2018-19 Men’s Novice 4x, making them both British and Irish champions. The Novice Women’s 4x won Irish Championships and had a strong race at BUCS, placing 4th.

We finished the year with two Elite Athlete Programme athletes competing at World Under-23 Championships, bringing home a Bronze medal in the Lightweight Men’s 4x. We also had four athletes representing Ireland, Scotland, and Wales at the Home International Regatta 2019.

With our state-of-the-art boathouse, strong team of talented coaches and dedicated athletes, Queen’s University Belfast Boat Clubs is a machine built for performance, and we want you on board to help make this happen.


The Queen’s Rowing clubs would be nothing without our dedicated athletes and volunteer coaches. With 30 senior athletes training frequently throughout the week, let us introduce the captains, committees and coaches that are the cogs to our rowing machine.

Captains 2019/20

QUBBC Captain: Miles TAYLOR

I first took up rowing like many others in school when I attended Methodist college, but it wasn’t until my first year of university where my passion for the sport ignited in QUBBC, where the coaches, captains and athletes were friendly and encouraging. By the end of the year I had earned my first BUCS medals and had represented Ireland for the first time in the Home International Regatta. Leading into my second year I had the opportunity to compete in the European University games and in my third win a medal representing Ireland at the World U23 rowing championships. My future goals in the sport are to continue rowing internationally at senior level.


I started rowing at Queens under the novice programme as a complete beginner, and then transitioned into coxing. Joining the club allowed me to enter a completely new sport with no experience. At Queens I’ve been able to compete at a number of different events including BUCS and Irish Championships, in the past season I was part of the intermediate squad that placed 10th in the Women’s Intermediate 8+ at BUCS regatta and won a t Irish Championships in the Women’s Novice 4x+. I am excited as Captain of QUBLBC to see what the 2019/20 season has to bring for everyone in the club.

Lady Victoria Boat Club Captain: Barry McWilliams

[Barry McWilliams introduction]


[PHOTO Coach]

Coach: Brian MURRAY

Coach biography.

[PHOTO Coach]

Coach: Peter DICK

Coach biography.

Crew Coaches

  • Paddy DOHERTY
  • Stuart KELLY
  • Stephen LOCKWOOD
  • Mark McMULLAN
  • Christine STEWART
  • Andy WELLS

Committee 2019/20


  • Captain: Miles TAYLOR
  • Vice Captain: Ross CORRIGAN
  • Secretary: Matthew RIORDAN
  • Treasurer: Patrick Morgan JONES
  • House & Grounds/Safety: Nathan HULL
  • Public Relations Manager: Patrick Morgan JONES
  • Logistics: Aaron JOHNSON
  • Fundraising: Dominic MURTAUGH
  • Novice Managers: Alex HASKINS & Harry MATHERS


  • Captain: Nadine KEIGHTLY
  • Secretary: Lucy BURROWS
  • Treasurer: Victoria WHITE
  • Health & Safety: Jess CHRISHOP
  • Public Relations Manager: Sienna MORELLI
  • Logistics: Kathryn SPRINKS-DEAR
  • Fundraising: Mollie NEWELL, Fiona BELL, & Chloe McCALLUM
  • Kit Manager: Hannah McNAUL
  • Social Secretary: Laura MURPHY
  • Novice Managers: Hannah McNAUL, Aine CURRAN, & Aisling DINAN


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