Club Captain and Director of Coaching, Men’s Championship Squad assistant coach.
Mike became started coaching the men’s squad at Kingston RC (London) in 1998, and joined ARC 2002 with the responsibility of developing a women’s squad.
Mike’s fondest memories of preparing crews for Henley Royal Regatta, and his most memorable races as coach are those where he reversed the fortunes of a crew; his London Docklands Regatta crew was thrashed by the Leander RC U23 four, but then staged a rousing comeback to beat Leander by 2 lengths the next day. His lwt sculler finish top 15 in the Scullers Head in London, then in 2005 his W4+ (who people had written off) collected silver medal at the NZ Champs. Mike has been successful in building competitive squads up from low numbers.
“Seeing crews improve and enjoy the process of improvement is why I coach. ARC has so much potential and seeing that potential realise itself is an amazing experience.”