Coaching Team

Andy Nelder - Head Coach

Andy has been coaching in Oxford since September 1997 and is in his second season as OUWBC Head Coach.

His involvement in The Boat Races began in Autumn 2001, when he was appointed as Head Coach of the Oxford University Lightweight Rowing Club, until 2006. During his tenure the club won the lightweight Boat Race all 5 years, a club record that still stands.  Andy then moved to become the Assistant Coach at the OUBC where he worked with Sean Bowden for 11 years, winning the Isis v Goldie race 9 times, including 7 successive victories from 2011-2017. 

James Powell - Assistant Coach

Returning to his home stretch in Wallingford, James joined the club in September as Assistant Coach. 

After rowing at Oxford Brookes University, James' rowing and coaching careers have led him to success across a number of national and international events. Beginning his coaching career in Oxford, he most recently worked in Sydney, with eleven of the twelve crews he coached winning medals, including five golds, at major national events. 

In the second year of Andy's appointment, James hopes to help build on the growing momentum of the club.

Support Team

Medical Team

OUWBC has a comprehensive medical team working with them throughout the year. This team works hard to try and prevent injury and illness and to promote the idea of ‘the healthy athlete’. Where injury does occur there is an excellent network of professionals on hand to ensure rapid and complete recovery.

The medical team includes physiotherapists, doctors, nutritionists and sports massage therapists.

PhysiologistFilipe Salbany

Support Staff

A number of other staff support the squad throughout the year from their offices at the Fleming Boathouse

BoatmanAusten Dorey
Opertations ManagerCaroline Bramhall-Clay
Finance AdministratorLiz Strudley