Welcome to the University of Liverpool Rowing club

The rowing club, established in 1926, is one of the oldest clubs at the University of Liverpool. Our men’s and women’s squads are made up of novice and experienced rowers and everyone is welcome.


We represent the University in local and national races including British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Regatta at Nottingham, Head of the River Race on the Thames and even Henley Royal Regatta.

Training times

Our members train at least three days a week at Runcorn Rowing Club (RRC) on the river Weaver benefiting from over 20km of water, arguably the best in North West England. Land training consists of erg sessions, circuit training and strength and conditioning sessions at the main University gym and at Greenbank Halls of Residence gym. 

Social events

The club is proud to have a lively social scene with events ranging from fancy dress-themed Athletic Union nights to traditional LUBC activities such as ladies’ and gentlemen’s dinners, the Boat race social, and the annual Christmas ball. We also organise fundraising events throughout the year such as a charity bike ride from Liverpool to Henley as well as a ‘Row-a-thon’ in Liverpool city centre, just to name a few.

For more details about joining our Rowing club, contact us today.

The Athletic Union

The Athletic Union (AU) is a student lead union founded in 1884. The AU consists of competitive sports clubs representing the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). The AU also provides opportunities for social sports with over 132 teams across three sports.

Being an AU member is a great way to stay active, develop management and leadership skills and meet people.

Other benefits include:

  • Representation within the Sport Liverpool department through the elected student AU executive committee
  • Elite personal accident insurance cover
  • Access to physiotherapy treatment at our Sports injuries clinic
  • Priority access to AU social events
  • Financial support at representative level
  • Subsidised support to coaching an officials courses
  • Eligibility for colours and blues award.

The initial cost of the AU membership is £40 and this will allow you to join one club. If you wish to join multiple clubs, the cost for each club is £24 thereafter.

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