Will Hawkyard

Will took up rowing in 1989 and competed regularly until 2002. He had started coaching in 2001, initially coaching juniors who were coxing the crews he was rowing in. As the coaching developed he stopped rowing and concentrated on coaching; for 5 years from 2004 onwards he coached athletes on GB Rowing’s Start programme when the Club was a Satellite Centre for the scheme.

The most exciting part of coaching has been following the success of people he has coached - whether that be at local West of England regattas or watching ex Dart Totnes’ Junior Bill Lucas race at the London Olympics in 2012.