Ellie Fielding

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.

2017/18 Deputy Captains

Sarah Fabes

Sarah learnt to row at Newcastle University before spending a season at Wallingford Rowing Club. A lifelong lightweight and perennial bow girl, she is happiest when racing. She was part of the crew that came sixth at WEHORR in 2016 and is hoping to bring TRC women back into the top clubs in the country.




Tom Foad

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.




Charlotte Orrell

Charlotte first discovered rowing in 2013. A former swimmer, she made the decision to concentrate her efforts on a new sport, albeit one not far from the water. Following a novice year at Reading University and some months ‘adjusting’ to London life, she came to Thames in 2015. Despite believing that getting your blade in the water is overrated, Charlotte has gone on to represent Thames at HWR the past two years at Club level.



Ben Thomas