Our Team


Programme Manager / Coach

Susannah Cass

Susannah Cass

Susannah learnt to row on the River Cam as an undergraduate student before representing Cambridge in the Boat Race. She has coached at school, college and university level, and worked as a Community Coach for the Rowing Ireland GetRowing indoor programme. As a record breaking Ocean Rower and youth Expedition Leader, Susannah brings a passion for outdoor education and youth development to this role.

Session Coach

Chris Radbone

Chris learnt to row at Hills Road Sixth Form College and Cantabrigian Rowing Club. He went on to compete and coach for Cardiff University, before returning to Cambridge to work with numerous schools, colleges and clubs. Chris is a Vice President of Cantabs RC, and was recognised as a Rising Star in the British Rowing Awards 2021.

Coach - Corporate partnerships

Omar Terrywall

Omar learned to row at City of Cambridge Rowing Club and currently runs the club’s beginners squad. Omar is able to deliver staff Learn to Row sessions for coorporate sponsors of EAYR.


Tony Nelder

President of City of Cambridge Rowing Club, Tony learned to row while he was a pupil of Netherhall School in Cambridge and has been at the heart of the Cambridge rowing scene for many years.

Andrew Blit

Andrew learnt to row at school and has been a member of Sudbury RC since 1996. Having served his club in various capacities Andrew is currently Chair of Eastern Region Rowing Council, has been Regional Representative and sat on BR Audit & Risk Committee. In life outside rowing Andrew is a Director (Trustee) of a Multi Academy Trust providing primary education in 21 academies across Suffolk.

Chris Newland

Chris is currently vice chair of Isle of Ely Rowing Club. He learnt to row at St Ives RC whilst a pupil at the St Ivo School. He has previously been heavily involved at both St Ives and Huntingdon Rowing Club. He is a BR umpire and is Managing Director of Global partnership Ltd.

Carmen Failla

Carmen learned to row as a junior at Star Club in Bedford and went on to compete at Syracuse University. She has coached at schools in Bedford and is currently Head Rowing Coach at St Catherine’s College, Cambridge.



Seb Walker

Seb Walker was previously the Captain at City of Cambridge RC and is currently a British Rowing Regional Representative for the Eastern Region. He is also a director at Tricumen Ltd.


Sam Luke

Sam Luke is the Fleet Manager at City of Cambridge RC and Vice President EMEA Services at Illumina Inc.