New Head Coach at Banks

Message from Jim Lowe, President | 26 July 2018 

Banks Rowing Club 

I am thrilled to announce the appointment of Will Raven as our new Head Coach
at Banks, commencing 20 August 2018. 
Will joins us from Sydney University Boat Club (SUBC) where he has been a member since
2007, Coaching and Managing Men’s Development Crews and SUBC’s International Tours for
a number of years. He has been a Vice President of SUBC since 2016. 

Will has represented SUBC, NSW and Australia as an elite athlete, and coxed the winning
NSW King’s Cup crews in 2017 and 2018. In 2016, Will was Assistant Coach of the NSW Youth
Men’s Eight, winners of the Noel F. Wilkinson Cup. 

In addition to his role at SUBC, Will’s coaching career includes success with St Ignatius
College, Riverview (Coaching Consultant for senior crews, 2010-2017), and St Joseph’s,
Hunter’s Hill (2017-18). He has also coached men and women in multiple Rawson and
Rosebowl Cup crews in The University of Sydney Intercollegiate Regattas since 2010.
Will is passionate about rowing, and was a Scholarship Holder for Boat at Sydney University
from 2010 to 2017, and a University Blue (2012). He has coached at a variety of levels from
school to Masters, and to the top end of club and elite athletes. 
From a leadership perspective, Will has been a Committee Member of the Sydney University Blues Selection
Committee since 2017; was appointed President of the Sydney University Blues Association
Committee in 2018; and has been Assistant Race Convenor for the Australian Boat Race
Organising Committee since 2016. Will was SUBC’s Clubman of the year in 2014 and 2017.

Jim Lowe
President, Banks Rowing Club