Al joined Thames as a novice in October 2005 having never rowed before, and since winning S3 Eights at Peterborough Regatta in his novice year (“the best race ever!”), has never looked back. He has represented Thames in HRR semi-finals in the Thames and Brit, as well as being in the final of the Thames Challenge Cup in 2012.
2016/17 Deputy Captains
Marieke joined Thames in 2014 after a six-year hiatus from rowing. She started rowing at Tilburg University in the Netherlands in 2006 before hanging up her oar in 2009 to study a bit and explore the world. Ending up in London in 2014 she joined Thames because she was keen to have a nice paddle on the river Thames. She soon got drawn into rowing again and even landed herself a job at British Rowing! After a very successful novice year Marieke represented the club in the Senior Eight throughout the 2015/16 season. Her highlight of 2016 is finishing sixth at WeHoRR.
Andrew is a product of Hampton School and Newcastle University and has been around rowing for over 10 years. A former cox, turned lightweight turned normal, he joined Thames in 2013 and has represented the club at HRR in the Thames Cup for the past two years. His rowing style is best described as “agricultural” and often mystifies coaches.
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 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!).