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Keble College Boat Club

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Established  c. 1870
Senior Member  Mr Roger Boden
Women's Captain  Melissa Hinkley
Location  Isis Godstow
Men's Captain  Sven Jaeschke
Keble College Boat Club
Head of the River – Men  Eights Week 1963, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977

Keble College Boat Club (KCBC) is the rowing club of Keble College, in Oxford, United Kingdom. The boat club is based in its boathouse on the Isis, which is shared with Jesus College. Most of the year is spent training at the boat club’s second facility at the Godstow stretch to the North.



For a college where rugby is the dominant sport, Keble has enjoyed comparative success on the river. It has held the headship of Summer Eights on seven occasions, most recently in 1977. Both the men's and women's 1st VIII crews have consistently raced in the top division of Summer Eights. The men's first boat is third on the river as of 2016, meaning 2017 is a crucial year for headship pursuit. The women's boat has climbed to sixth position on the river, the highest point a women's Keble crew has ever occupied. The second and third boats are also active and successful, often achieving blades in lower divisions.

The college has a strong representation at university level, with eight Keblites occupying boat race crews in the 2016 Cancer Research UK Boat Race crews. Olympic gold medallist Ed Coode rowed for the college 1st VIII during his time at Keble in the late 1990s.

Training, equipment, and fleet

KCBC is sponsored by Neptune Investment Management, providing funds for new boats and other equipment of a regular basis. In addition to the water training, the boat club uses the college gym and its own erg room


Several coaches are looking after both senior boats and novice rowers. Currently the coaching team consists of John Redos, 2014 Isis (Men’s Head Coach), Morgan Baynham-Williams, 2016 OUWBC (Women's Head Coach) and Callum Arnold (Men’s Assistant Coach).


There are also a number of fours, pairs, doubles, and singles available to students, who routinely train and enter fours and small boats into regattas in Michaelmas term.


Keble College Boat Club Wikipedia

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