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Meet our Team: Kathryn Spinnler-Jenkins
Meet our Team: Kathryn Spinnler-Jenkins

In high school rowing seemed daunting and inaccessible. Only ever picked as a goalie in netball for my height, I had decided that team sports, and sport in general, wasn’t for me by age 13 or 14. When the opportunity came around to try for the rowing squad, I went...

Meet our Team: Xanthe Hadfield
Meet our Team: Xanthe Hadfield

Sport has always played an important part of my life, but It wasn’t love at first sight when I initially tried my hand at rowing at school. I was predominantly a competitive ballroom dancer, more concerned with getting blisters on my feet rather than my hands! After...

Meet the TopRow rowers: Cynthia Masters
Meet the TopRow rowers: Cynthia Masters

Meet the TopRow rowers. Cynthia Masters has much to celebrate this year 2021. After progressing with TopRow and joining our partners Richmond Rowing Club Cynthia is finally feeling comfortable with single sculling due to persistent, consistent and understanding...

Meet our Team: Thais Umbelino
Meet our Team: Thais Umbelino

Thais joined TopRow in 2019 because she wanted a flexible job that would fit in around her studying. Now that Thais has graduated from university she has more time and wanted to take the opportunity to get more involved in TopRow Putney. Thais Learnt to row in Brazil...

Meet the TopRow rowers: Kerrin
Meet the TopRow rowers: Kerrin

Meet the TopRow rowers. Today we have a testimonial from Kerrin, a graduate from our January Learn to Row group in Melbourne! Read below to learn about her experience coming out of Lockdown and trying rowing for the very first time. (On the photo, Kerrin sat far right...

Meet our Team: Melanie Perkins
Meet our Team: Melanie Perkins

Having learnt to row with a laid back university club in York (UK), I didn’t know what I was getting into when I later joined my local club in London with a 6 day a week training program. I was soon hooked. With the club spirit and vision of winning shiny pots, rowing...

Meet our Team: Marcus Rossi
Meet our Team: Marcus Rossi

My rowing experience began when I was 15. A few of my friends chose rowing as their school summer sport the previous year and suggested that I join them at their pre-season gym sessions. The next thing I knew I was rowing in the eights on the Yarra! It was a little...

Meet our Team: Harriet Lowe
Meet our Team: Harriet Lowe

If you've ever rowed with us in London, you've probably met (or at least emailed) Harriet. She joined our team in 2018 when our London Putney location first opened. It started as a summer coaching job after she graduated from university and before a winter working as...

Welcome TopRow Melbourne
Welcome TopRow Melbourne

Amidst the madness that is 2020, TopRow is celebrating the opening of our new site in Melbourne, Australia. Our first Australian rowers will hit the water beginning November 4th, 8 months after the originally scheduled March opening was postponed due to the COVID-19...

Meet Our Team: Will Golding
Meet Our Team: Will Golding

Like so many people in our sport, Will didn't start out as a rower. Rather, he played football (soccer) and rugby - "not especially well," as he tells it - in addition to running cross country. After his first year at the University of East London he came to the...

Meet our Team: Ainsley Raggatt
Meet our Team: Ainsley Raggatt

I began rowing at my school at St Catherine’s in year 8. I originally started rowing just to prove to my older sister that I was better than her. But like most people, I was addicted to the sport within the first few weeks. After leaving school, I took a year away...

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