Coaching Team

Hugo Gulliver joined ULBC in 2015, from a position as an assistant coach to the Harvard University Heavyweight Men’s Rowing Programme. Gulliver supported former UL Chief Coach Phil Gray between 2015 & 2019 as UL become British University Champions in Women’s Eights, won multiple events at Henley Women’s Regatta and the UL Men made the finals of the Temple & Visitors at Henley Royal Regatta. Since being appointed Chief Coach Gulliver has overseen UL win the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta and multiple events at Henley Women’s Regatta including Academic Eights in 2021, alongside making finals and semi-finals in the Temple and Island events at HRR and winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals at BUCS Regatta. Gulliver has coached a number of UL athletes through the programme who have gone on to represent Great Britain at senior level, including the large handful of UL women who raced for Great Britian at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Prior to Harvard, Gulliver coached at Latymer Upper School guiding a junior women’s quad to win the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta, he represented Great Britain at junior level as a coxswain and is a graduate of the Institute for Rowing Leadership, in the USA. Gulliver has coached at the U23 World Championships, World University Championships and with the Great Britain Junior team; in 2019 coaching the GB U23 M4+ to a Silver medal in Sarasota, Florida at the World U23 Championships and in 2018 British Rowing appointed him Lead Coach for the World University Championship were Gulliver directly coached both the GB M8+ and M4- to Gold.

Hugo Gulliver

Chief Coach

Bailhache-Graham joined ULBC from Sir William Borlase Grammar School in 2018, where she had lead the women’s programme to medals at the National Schools’ Regatta and athletes into the British Junior teams. With a strong S&C background, she leads UL’s Strength & Conditioning programme.

Genevieve Bailhache-Graham

Senior Coach

Townsend joined ULBC in his first year in 1974, as an economics student at Queen Mary’s College. He had an extremely successful rowing career which included winning two HRR medals in one day, and culminated with a Bronze medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics for Great Britain. 


David went on to have a very successful career at Barclays before coming back to ULBC in 2008. Since he has returned he has helped the club go from strength to strength, helping shape the future and overseeing many of our students transition into Great Britian’s senior rowing team. 

David Townsend

Director of Rowing

Our team

S&C Support

Alex King

Alex is an intern from St Marys University, who helps to oversea the delivery of the S&C program.

Athlete Advocate

Glen Hill

Each of the UL colleges and the University of London offer mental health services/support, which students are signposted towards. In addition we have an Athlete Advocate (a former rower & member of the club, separate to the coaching staff) athletes can speak to in confidence about challenges they face day to day. 


Stef Wasielewski

Stef is a long term supporter of ULBC, who maintains the racing fleet. In addition to this Stef is also a bike mechanic.


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