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University of St Andrews director of rowing Jordan Stanley appointed to Cambridge University Boat Club role

New Cambridge University Boat Club assistant coach Jordan Stanley. (14920213)
New Cambridge University Boat Club assistant coach Jordan Stanley. (14920213)

Jordan Stanley has been appointed the new assistant coach at Cambridge University Boat Club.

The director of rowing at the University of St Andrews will arrive at the Light Blues to take over from Richard Chambers, who is going to a leading high performance club as senior coach.

Stanley is a native of Auckland, New Zealand, and learnt to row at Westlake Boys' High School aged 13, going on to gain representative honours at world junior and university level.

In the first year of his university degree, he started coaching at Westlake and was their director of rowing and head coach at the school. During that time, he guided them to several national championship titles and consistent A finals in the New Zealand Maadi Cup.

Stanley has most recently been at the University of St Andrews, leading them to their best performance at Henley Royal Regatta and a number of wins at the British Colleges & University Sport and Scottish Championships.

"It's every coach's dream to be involved in the Boat Race," said Stanley on his appointment.

"Coming from a rowing family where both my parents were international representatives, along with my sister, the Boat Race was something I watched every year and wanted to be a part of.

"It's a privilege to be a part of CUBC, and I look forward to working with Rob and the squad to develop the fastest crews to represent Cambridge."

CUBC chief coach Rob Baker said: "I'm looking forward to working with Jordan and being a part of his development as a coach.

"His record is impressive and I believe he will be a great addition to CUBC.

"Wherever he has coached, Jordan has made crews go faster. His enthusiasm for developing athletes and a culture that encourages each and every athlete to achieve their best for the good of the team shines through, and I'm certain that he will bring this to CUBC."

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