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Coaching Team

Imperial College Boat Club has a experienced team of professional and volunteer coaches and staff to help you excel in rowing. 

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Peter Hardcastle

Head of Rowing

Peter joined Imperial in 2017 and was appointed Head of Rowing in 2018.  He represented Australia at the Sydney, Athens and Beijing Olympic Games and then moved to the UK in 2008.  He coached at Dulwich College, Emmanuel School and London Rowing Club before joining Imperial and also coached the men's four at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2014.  In 2018, in his first season at Imperial, he coached the crew that won the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta.  

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Adam Berry

Assistant Coach



Tessa Millar

Volunteer Coach

Tessa is an integral part of the coaching team and has volunteered her time to Imperial for the past 5 years, coaching at every water session each week.  
Tessa too has a strong rowing background behind her having represented Great Britain at the 1984 Olympic Games, two World Championships and World Cups. Tessa has had success coaching GB light weights, Thames RC women and Oxford University.



Mark Chatwin

Boathouse Manager

Mark joined Imperial in January 2018 and is responsible for running the boathouse and managing the boat fleet.  Mark is a keen rower himself, competing for Quintin Boat Club where he also served as captain.  


Hamzat Ahmed

Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach

Hamzat currently works as lead S&C coach for Imperial College and writes and coaches the programme to our entire senior squad. Hamzat works closely with the coaches to make sure each athlete has the correct individualised programme. Hamzat also manages High Performance sport scholarship programme across the whole of Imperial College. 


Kyle Booth


Kyle has worked with Imperial College for the past couple of seasons and helps to keep our athletes up and running through the winter and summer racing season. Kyle is also currently the Head Physio for the Great Britain U23 Rowing Team.

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