Committee 2014-2015

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President – Tim Clarke

This is Tim’s fifth year at Newcastle University, studying Nutrition. Beginning his NUBC career in 2009 as a scrawny, lightweight Abingdon schoolboy he was a a far cry away from the towering, gigantic, record-breakingly low voiced old man he is today. Tim has not only been a consistent member of the University’s 1st VIII but has also represented Great Britain at the U23 World Rowing Championships. Following a year out rowing at Leander where he finalled in the Ladies Plate Challenge Cup, Tim is keen to bring his wealth of experience back to NUBC and make the 2014/15 season the biggest, best and most successful season yet.

secretary- Sam wilson

Popularly known as ‘weaky’ or ‘weakface,’ due to his incredibly weak pain face, this is Sam’s second year in the secretarial seat. In his fourth year at Newcastle studying mechanical engineering, Sam has earned his way up the ranks, having raced in a real depth of crews over his time. Perhaps his most noticable achievement was making his comeback after injury last season, to race off the cuff in the women’s 1st VIII. Sporting a glorious blonde wig, Sam was able to fool local opposititon under his disguise as ‘wendy weaky.’.

treasurer- barnaby stroud-turp

Barney, or to use his full name, “Barnaby Spartacus John James Jupiter Pluto Stroud-Turnip” is a third year medic, and part of our ever expanding lightweight men’s squad (pun intended). Organised and efficient, he hails from Latymer, perhaps one of the most consistent and professional athletes in the club. However, due to his hectic schedule, he sometimes suffers from insomnia. To cure this he uses the soothing noise of whale music to get him to sleep at night, to the despair of his housemates.

Men’s Captain – james rudkin

James, or Ruddog is a final year History & Politics student. Having made the transition to sweep in his first year, he felt enlightened to have moved across from the dark side of sculling. Quickly making a strong impact on the club, Ruddog joined the sub-6 club early in his second year. Not only being a member of our victorious Henley winning crew last year, Ruddog also went on to row for Great Britain at the u23 World Rowing Championships. He sat in the squad’s lead boat, putting in a fantastic performance, coming 5th in the A final.It is rumoured that Ruddog has a locked draw in his room full of GB kit that only he knows the combination to.

Women’s Captain – nicole lamb

Nicole is a full time rower this year having graduated last year with a degree in Biology. With more free time than you can know what to do with, Nicole has dedicated all of her time into developing and leading the women’s squad this year. A local lass and slightly ditzy, this aracnophone chose to do last year’s dissertation on spiders. Youth Olympic Champion and two time u23 Silver Medallist, no one is more qualified and experienced than Nicole to lead such a successful squad of girls.


Social Secretaries – James robson & ollie houghton

James Robson (right), otherwise known as ‘Robby’, a second year Geography student, learnt to row properly at Newcastle. He has seen remarkable progression over the last 12 months. Having raced in the novice pennant crew last year, to this year racing in the 1st VIII at Brit Champs, this physical freak and big, hairy giant is definitely one to watch. Following an extravagant gap ‘yah’ where he played semi-Professional football in Africa, he’s settling in well to the slightly cooler climate of Newcastle.



As a second year Economics student, Ollie has plenty of time for planning the biggest, wildest and whackiest boat club socials. After sporting a flannel bandanna in his first week at Newcastle, he quickly picked up the nickname of “Rambo.’ Unfortunately not quite living up to the manly escapades of Silvester Stalone, Head Coach Angelo Savarino labelled him ‘Rainbow.’

Behind every great man is a strong woman; and these two are the most whipped men we know.

Kit Officers – mike trevena & tommy reeves

Mike Trevena or ‘Trev’ (right) is responsible for clothing us in the so called, ‘waviest’ of ‘garms.’ Hailing from the SL6 he keeps us looking street and sweet. A loud and confident member of the squad, Trev plays a leading and vocal role in any crew he is a part of. Studying nutrition and psychology, Trev’s wild and edgy appearance would hark to the slightly insane.

Tommy (left) who is Trev’s partner in crime, is the brains behind the loom. Sorting out deals, accounts and sizings, he’ll keep the NUBC kit train right on track. Coxing the 2nd VIII all of last season, he is an incredibly committed and efficient member of the squad. He is one of many talented figures from Kings Chester to make the jump across to NUBC.

Publicity Officer – ed munno

For all who know him will confirm, Ed Munno needs no introduction. A third year Politics student, this year he moves behind the propaganda machine, becoming Angelo’s spin doctor. A Bedford Modern School alumnus, he represented GB at Junior Worlds, winning a silver medal in the VIII. Taking a step back from competitive rowing this season, Ed looks to make waves on the coaching scene. He is helping with the coaching of the Senior women whilst also assisting in the development of the Novice Squad. After taking recruitment under his wing, Ed hopes to engage with the blue stars of the future.


Alumni Officer – Andrew ronaldson

Andrew, is in his fourth and final year studying Chemical Engineering. A Kingston Grammar alumnus, he began life at NUBC with shoulder-length blonde hair, a skinny frame and seemingly no chat. Since then he has blossomed into a consistent member of the squad making several appearances in the 1st VIII last season. Andrew has taken a step back from competitive rowing this season, yet still hopes to stay active on the boatclub scene. Lending a hand with the novice coaching and working networks with those students past and present, this charming caricature of a victorian gentleman will be showing his face regularly for all to see.

Sponsorship and Fundraising Officers -

Will anslow wilson & ed davies

Will Anslow-Wilson, a Geography and Town Planning student. Commonly known as ‘Brucie’ due to his resemblance to the shark from Finding Nemo, takes on one of the most important roles this year. An old Pangbournian he brings a wealth of experience with him to our developing and ever growing squad. Newcastle is looking for a reliable, long term sponsor and Will’s professional business manner will help him in this task. His and Ed’s quest for funds are an integral factor in continuing the success of our student run club.


Ed Davies, one of the more mysterious members of the squad, is another creation of the novice program. He studies Engineering and is instantly recognisable with  his luscious ginger locks; a beacon of light to all. Stepping from novice to 6 seat of a quick 2nd VIII in a year is an impressive achievement and he hopes to build on this over the season. Ed endeavours to bring this “can-do” attitude to the Fundraising role, already making great headway with this years Naked Calender…. Yes get excited!

Safety officer- calum mcroberts

Calum, rower turned cox, was an integral part of the PA winning 4+ coxing it to a phenomenal victory. A third year Mechanical Engineer, who absolutely does not resemble a monkey in any way, he is a contentious, calm and certainly careful Safety Officer. Outside rowing, Calum spends most of his time replacing boat lights which dissapear at an alarming rate. He also enjoys constantly reminding us of his tough scottish roots.

Novice Captains – tbc

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