Cambridge University Boat Club chief coach Steve Trapmore to take up role with the GB Rowing Team

PUBLISHED: 14:11 14 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:11 14 December 2017

Cambridge University Boat Club chief coach Steve Trapmore.

Cambridge University Boat Club chief coach Steve Trapmore.

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End of a Boat Race era for Olympian

Steve Trapmore will be leaving Cambridge University Boat Club to take up a role on the GB Olympic Rowing program.

The 42-year-old Light Blues chief coach has been invited to join the national set up to work alongside GB chief coach Jurgen Grobler on a day-to-day basis.

Trapmore was appointed to the role at CUBC in 2011, and he will see out the current campaign to the 2018 Boat Race before joining the GB squad at Caversham.

“I am thrilled to become part of the GB High Performance coaching team,” said Trapmore.

“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.”

And a statement from CUBC read: “Over the eight 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.”

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