Ellie first picked up an oar at university in 2008 and spent three years on the river (rather than in the library!). After three years of perfecting the lycra in lectures look she managed to juggle boat club captaincy, finals and representing the light blues on the cricket pitch. Ellie came to Thames in 2012 after a quick dalliance with some clubs in East London and since then has represented the club at a range of events with one or two oars and some with more calories than others. In 2014 Ellie was part of the winning HWR club VIII crew (and thankfully was allowed to eat cake!). She was elected as deputy captain in 2014 and served for three years before being elected to the Captaincy in July 2017.
2018/19 Deputy Captains
Louisa grew up by the coast and has always played a lot of sports both on and off the water. Since moving to London she missed the sea and found the next best thing, the river Thames! She learnt to row at Thames in winter 2014, and after time out following injury, she returned as a novice and then senior to represent the club at HWR in 2017 and 2018.
Tom has a long family history in rowing and first started participating at the age of 13 at his home town club in Southampton. He joined Thames Rowing Club in September 2016 and represented the club at HRR in 2017. Tom is a strong believer of the coaching staff’s moto: turn up, train hard, have fun and win.
Ellie joined Thames in 2007 and has competed for the club across a range of boat classes, including both open and lightweight, sculling and sweep. She reached the final of Aspirational Club 8s at HWR in 2018 and has now retired to take up coaching.