Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News > OH News > Boat Club Captain at Oxford University

Boat Club Captain at Oxford University

Gemma Wood, OH 2011-21, has become Captain for Worcester College
5 Jul 2023
OH News
Gemma competing at Summer Eights in May 2023
Gemma competing at Summer Eights in May 2023

Gemma Wood studied at Hymers College from Junior School in 2011 until completing her A Levels in 2021. She has continued in further education studying History at Oxford University.  She has recently become Women’s Captain of Worcester College Boat Club.

I was very sporty at school! I played in the 1st XI Hockey team and went on the 2019 South Africa sports tour. I was also joint captain of the tennis 1st team. I absolutely loved sport at school and really wanted to get involved with sport at university.

I play in the university hockey team but also wanted to give rowing a go since I’d never done it before and it’s such a big sport at Oxford. I started rowing at the start of my 1st year and got into my college’s women’s 1st boat for Torpids at the end of Hilary term (term 2/3 in Oxford). Torpids and Summer Eights are the two big college rowing competitions in Oxford in 2nd and 3rd term that involve bumps style racing, unique to Oxbridge where you try to catch the boat in front that starts ahead of you and stay away from the one behind.

I’ve now just become Women’s captain for my final year and really looking forward to it alongside still doing hockey. My college (Worcester) was the most successful boat club overall this year for Torpids and Eights so I’m really looking forward to captaining the club hopefully to more success next year! 

Congratulations, Gemma. Good luck with your final year.

Similar stories

Congratulations to Hannah Mohsen, OH 2006-16, who received her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awar More...

Rob Newton, OH 2000-07 and current Junior School teacher, recorded his personal best in th More...

Anne Powell and Ann Airton

A celebration of the life and works of Anne Brontë in words and music by Anne Powell (for More...

Dhriti Sharma, OH 2021-23, is currently in her first year at Liverpool University studying More...

Cris and Abbie Newhall participated in the London Marathon 2024 More...

Kaie Bosworth, OH 2015-22 has been cast as the lead actor for the Newcastle Musical Theatr More...

Helen, with Development Manager, Emily Pennack

End of tenure message from Helen-Mary Saunders, OH 1990-2000 More...

Ankit Chawla, OH 2012-22, has released his debut single More...

Most read

Dhriti Sharma, OH 2021-23, is currently in her first year at Liverpool University studying Computer Science More...

Mr King with Mrs Chorlton

Neil King was Director of Sixth Form and Head of English, starting at the school in 1974 More...

Bibi joined in the Sixth Form with 13 other girls in 1983 More...

Have your say

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech