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Sydney University Boat Club is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Holliday as our new Development Coach and Program Manager, and will commence work at SUBC on 2nd July.

Over the last six years Chris has been Head Coach at St Andrew’s School in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Chris has succeeded in raising the profile and success of St Andrew’s Rowing significantly during his time as Head Coach with St Andrew’s becoming one of the top schoolboy rowing programs in South Africa.

At the same time Chris has been involved as Head Coach, managing and coaching at the nearby Rhodes University Rowing Club where he revived the club’s fortunes.

Chris has coached on Junior and U23 South African Teams over recent years.

He was awarded South African Rowing Coach of the Year in 2017 and Rhodes University Coach of the Year in 2016/2016 and 2017.

Prior to moving back to South Africa Chris had been Senior Coach at Loreto Kirribilli where he coached their VIII to win in the Australian Schoolgirl Eights in 2010, and was also involved with Sydney University Women’s Rowing Club.

At Sydney University Boat Club, Chris will lead the administration of the program and will coach the men’s youth development squad under the guidance of Head Coach Don McLachlan.

SUBC congratulates Chris on his appointment, and look forward to his return to the club.



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