COACHING TEAM

Director of Rowing - Phil Bouguignon

Phil Bourguignon began his coaching in Brisbane following a long career as a lightweight rower for Queensland. He was selected on Australian Junior teams as a coach in 2003 and 2004 as well as U23 and World uni games in 2004. In late 2004 Phil held the position of AIS Rowing Scholarship Coach and immediately after completing his Scholarship joined Sydney University Boat Club in January 2006, becoming Director of Rowing in early 2007.

Between the years of 2006-2009 Phil coached on the Australian U23 and Senior rowing teams. In 2006 he took a squad of U23 women to the Hazelwinkel and came home with gold and bronze. In 2007 Phil was appointed coach of the Men’s U23 Eight and won bronze in Scotland. 2008 saw Phil coaching again at U23 level, looking after the Women’s Double Scull and in 2009 he was appointed to coach on the Senior Team gaining fourth – again with the Women’s Double Scull.

During Phil’s tenure at Sydney Uni, the club consolidated its position as a major development club within Australian rowing. Under Phil’s guidance the club won the NSW State Championship Honours Trophy in 2006,7, 8 and 9, were the leading club on points at the 2008 and 2009 Nationals and contributed 11 of 32 athletes to the Australian Senior Team in 2009 and 6 to the U23 team.

Phil joined London Boat Club in 2010 as Head Coach and steered them to success with wins at Henley Royal Regatta.

In 2013, Phil joined Molesey Rowing Club as Head Coach where he further established his reputation as one of the leading coaches in the UK by racking up an astonishing 21 Henley Royal Regatta wins.

In 2021 Phil joined Twickenham as Director of Rowing.

Executive Coach - Jonny Searle

Racing Squad Coach - Basil Amin

Masters Men Coach - Jonty Steele

Masters Women Coach - Alex

Racing Squad Coach - Jim Kirkbride

I learned to row at Wolfson College Oxford and went on to represent Oxford Lightweights (OULRC) in the 2013 Lightweight Boat Race (Oxford Win). After I finished at university I rowed at Upper Thames and Molesey. I coached the Wolfson men's 1st 8 for a time and got involved with Twickenham through the masters. I didn't end up coaching them a lot because the river was on red boards from the time I was asked to coach until the covid lockdown started so I only actually got a handful of erg sessions with them, then I was asked to join Basil's team.

Jonathan "Jonny" Searle MBE, along with his brother Gregory Searle won the gold medal in the coxed pair event at the Olympic Games in Barcelona. He has also won three bronze, two silver and gold at various World Championships. In the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, he finished third in the coxless four event.

Jonny joined Twickeham in 2021

After a long career competing on the water in Europe and the USA Jonty got his first taste of coaching in Florida in the 1990s before moving back to the UK where he joined the Molesey Juniors programme which at one time had 200 athletes participating.

 

Between 2008 and 2010 the programme won 13 medals at Nat Schools and three 1st places at the Schools Head.


In 2010 Jonty took a KRC WJ16 Crew to race at the Philadelphia Head and in 2011 the KRC WJ16 won
the Schools Head in a record time.

 

Then I coached the KRC Senior Women.
More recently I have been regularly coaching at Temple University in Philadelphia.
My coaching style and philosophy could be summed up as a disciple of Harry Mahon whom I had
the privilege of meeting and talking to a couple of times.

A former Twickenham Rowing clubfter a long career competing on the water in Europe and the USA Jonty got his first taste of coaching in Florida in the 1990s before moving back to the UK where he joined the Molesey Juniors programme which at one time had 200 athletes participating.

 

Between 2008 and 2010 the programme won 13 medals at Nat Schools and three 1st places at the Schools Head.


In 2010 Jonty took a KRC WJ16 Crew to race at the Philadelphia Head and in 2011 the KRC WJ16 won
the Schools Head in a record time.

 

Then I coached the KRC Senior Women.
More recently I have been regularly coaching at Temple University in Philadelphia.
My coaching style and philosophy could be summed up as a disciple of Harry Mahon whom I had
the privilege of meeting and talking to a couple of times.

Racing Squad Coach - 

Racing Squad Coach - Jim Kirkbride

GB World Class Start- Helen