• Fundraising Campaign

    Fundraising Campaign



    Around a quarter of all Balliol current students compete in rowing at some point during their time at College. Old Member generosity supports and improves all areas of rowing at Balliol, from the maintenance of Ergs and Boats; travel costs to and from regattas; and essential kit for students. Rowing costs around £90,000 each year…

  • Celebrating 40 Years of Women at Balliol

    Celebrating 40 Years of Women at Balliol



    On the morning following the dinner in hall celebrating 40 years of women at Balliol, a contingent of our alumnae made it to the boathouse to relive memories of outings on the Isis. From ex-blues to some who had managed to survive their time at university without ever sitting in a boat (only now discovering…

  • Eights 2019

    Eights 2019

    Summer VIIIs 2019 marked a good week for BCWBC. W1 continued their strong performance from Torpids and climbed +3 into div one, which is the biggest net gain since the glorious headship days. The girls started out on top of div 2 on Wednesday but got bumped by a strong Jesus W1 only a few…

  • HT19 Update

    HT19 Update

    A term’s worth of training culminated in Torpids 2019 where we entered two women’s boats, with W1 starting 3rd in Division II, and W2 starting 5th in Division IV. Our W1 stormed their way through the 4 days of racing, bumping twice on day 2 to get them into Division I, and winning Blades for…

  • Balliol Blues 2019

    Balliol Blues 2019

    Balliol is very excited to be represented in the Oxford Blue Boats set to race Cambridge over the next few weeks!  Ex-BCWBC captain Grace Joel is a 3rd year PPEist from Australia. This is her second year in the Lightweight women’s crew after she learned to row at Balliol her first year.  Having just missed…

  • MT18 Update

    MT18 Update

    Overall, Michaelmas 2018 was a successful term for Balliol women’s rowing. We recruited 2 full boats of keen novice rowers, who progressed quickly under the watch of our novice coach, Ella Morgan. We had a successful experience at New College Indoor Regatta, where both Balliol A and B teams made it to the final with…

  • Eights 2018

    Eights 2018

    BCWBC had a strong performance at Summer Eights this year, reflecting a year of hard work. W2 bumped Lincoln W3 on the first day, followed by Regent’s Park W1 on the second. An unfortunate incident with the bank meant they were bumped by Regent’s on the third day, but they came back strong and returned…

  • Easter Training Camp 2018

    Easter Training Camp 2018

    Following the success of last year’s Easter rowing training camp in Budapest, Balliol College Boat Club organised and held our 2018 training camp in Hungary again. However this year we went to Gyor, in north-western Hungary with Sze-Gyor University Club. We took 2 coxes, 8 male rowers and 8 female rowers (of all abilities – …

  • MT17 Update

    MT17 Update

    Michaelmas term got off to a good start for BCBC and BCWBC, with the traditional novice drinks and BBQ driving recruitment. In particular, the women’s side saw a huge uptake and was able to field three boats for Christ Church Regatta. Seniors were also training hard and made good use of the Abingdon stretch. There’s…

  • Henley Campaign 2017

    Henley Campaign 2017

    Building on a successful Summer Eights Campaign, BCBC entered a composite men’s 8 into the qualifier’s for the Temple Challenge Cup at Henley Royal regatta. 4 rowers and a cox from our Eights M1 joined with 4 rowers from St Catherines College. Unfortunately the qualification attempt was unsuccessful in the face of extremely stiff competition,…