• Sunderland's rowers won all four races at Varsity

    Varsity clean-sweep of wins shows strength of Rowing club

    April 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Carrera-Jade Thorpe was ‘delighted’ with her teams victory over Teesside in this year’s Tees-Wear Varsity, as the University of Sunderland Rowers won 4-0. Thorpe said: “I am delighted with our varsity result. “Such a massive victory makes training everyday worth it,” the rowing president added The University of Sunderland’s rowing team won […]

  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

  • University of Sunderland's rowers impress at BUCS rowing regatta in Nottingham

    UOS Rowing President Thorpe backing her squad to beat Teesside at Varsity

    April 27, 2016 at 8:45 am

    University of Sunderland’s Rowing president Carrera-Jade Thorpe “wants to win” when her squad takes on Teesside in this year’s varsity event. Thorpe’s squad has one aim: “Our aim for varsity is singular, we want to win, we have trained every day to beat them and we plan to do so.” […]

  • Gateshead disabled rowing pair Dean Tracey and Carol Downworth on the water.

    A closer look at disabled rowing

    June 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Rowing has become a sport for all and caters for those who suffer with disabilities as well. Para-rowing was first raced in Spain in 2002 and was first raced at Olympic level in Beijing in 2008, as well as being part of competition in the London Olympics in 2012. Clubs […]

  • Veteran rower Ian Wagstaff

    Rowing Profile: Ian Wagstaff

    June 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Rowing is a sport for all ages and anyone who wants to take part, no matter your ability. Someone who took rowing to his heart from a young age was Ian Wagstaff. At 75 years of age, he is the oldest rower at Tyne Rowing Club and is part of […]

  • Tyne Rowing Club in action.

    Rowing Seat Positions: What does each position mean?

    June 19, 2015 at 10:00 am

    In rowing, you can compete on your own in a single, with one other in a double, and as part of a four man or eight man crew. With four and eight man boats, each person has a certain individual role as part of the team to help the whole […]

  • Tynemouth Rowing club training in the gym.

    Rowing: The importance of training

    June 17, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Training for a sport is a given, done in order to best prepare sportsmen and women for their relevant games or races. In rowing, training is seen as something you can’t do without. There are two main areas to training in the sport – working on technique and stamina, as […]

  • Tyne Rowing Club Women's Team

    Women’s Rowing – Boat Race Breakthrough

    June 15, 2015 at 10:00 am

    The gender inequality in rowing is narrowing, but there is still a long way to go for women to be on an equal pedestal as men, according to women rowers at Tyne Rowing Club. The boat race between Oxford and Cambridge has been an annual televised event since 1938, but […]

  • Sunderland Rowing Club: Circuit training to Fireworks

    Sunderland Rowing Club: Circuit training to Fireworks

    December 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

    As Christmas approaches and many students prepare to travel home to see their families, SportsByte’s Adam Delicate looks back at how the University of Sunderland rowers have been getting on this academic year so far and gives his personal insight about what goes on in the club. We’ve taken on […]

  • University of Sunderland's rowers impress at BUCS rowing regatta in Nottingham

    University rowing society sees jump in numbers

    December 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s rowing club has seen an increase in new people joining compared to last year. The team took on 22 new recruits over the course of last year, but this year the club have already taken on seven more members. Fresher Nick McGurk is delighted with how […]