Benedict Tufnell

Cambridge Boat Race Coach Trapmore Leaves CUBC

by Benedict Tufnell

It was announced today that after eight years in charge, Cambridge University heavyweight men’s head coach Steve Trapmore will be leaving CUBC, to work alongside Jurgen Grobler with the GB heavyweight men’s squad.

During Trial Eights on the tideway in December – The 2018 Boat Race squad will be Trapmore’s last.

Trapmore, who won Olympic gold rowing in the British mens eight at the Sydney games, will see this season through to the 2018 Boat Race in March next year before heading to the British team in Caversham.

“I shall of course be sad to leave CUBC after working with so many fantastic students … “

Trapmore says he is thrilled to become part of the GB High Performance coaching team. “It is a great opportunity and I look forward to bringing a unique blend of athletic and coaching experience. Right now I am  focused on supporting the CUBC squad and fully intend to maximise the impact through to The Cancer Research UK Boat Race 2018. I shall of course be sad to leave CUBC after working with so many fantastic students and alumni and seeing so much positive change.”

CUBC has paid tribute to Trapmore’s service to the club in a statement, saying: “Over the 8 Boat Race campaigns he has been with us, Steve has made an immense contribution to Cambridge Rowing through what has been a very challenging period. We have seen Club records falling year by year, and our athletes racing and medalling at Senior World Championships, all underpinned by the solid program and system that Steve has put in place.”

The search will now begin to find a suitable successor to lead the light blues.


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