Greenwich Starting Blocks

April 08, 2019

Boat Race Success for Callum

This year's exciting 165th Boat Race saw Cambridge beat Oxford for the second successive year with the Cambridge crew famously featuring double Olympic champion James Cracknell...and young Greenwich athlete, Callum Sullivan.

Callum's rowing development was at Globe Rowing Club (GRC) based in Greenwich on the Thames and prior to joining Cambridge University he was part of the successful London Youth Rowing (LYR) programme. He has since gone on to represent Great Britain at the Coupe de le Jeunesse regatta and the Junior World Rowing Championships. He is now studying Music at Cambridge University.

Speaking recently about his time at Globe Rowing Club at Greenwich Callum said, "my time at GRC gave me some of my greatest friends; there’s no sport quite like rowing for strengthening connections between people. It has also taught me to work harder, both in sport and in other aspects of my life. I genuinely believe rowing has helped me change my mindset to one which constantly looked to achieve more".

Callum who has been supported by Greenwich Starting Blocks Trust (GSB) and the GLL Sport Foundation for a number of years, is a former winner of GSB's ‘Muhammad Ali Athlete of the Year’ Award, which is the result of a partnership with the Muhammad Ali Foundation, in which the GSB Trustees recognise annually the achievements of an outstanding young athlete within the programme.

Speaking about Callum's success on Sunday as part of the victorious Cambridge Crew, Peter Bundey, the Deputy Managing Director of GLL and Chairman of Greenwich Starting Blocks Trust said, "we are delighted for Callum who is a credit to himself, his family and to the development he received from London Youth Rowing Club and Globe Rowing Club. We are proud also of our support for Callum through GSB Trust and GLL Sport Foundation."

Cambridge's winning time was 16min 57secs, with Oxford crossing the line just two seconds later. That makes it 84 Cambridge wins to 83 Oxford.

  • "We are delighted for Callum who is a credit to himself, his family and to the development he received from London Youth Rowing Club and Globe Rowing Club. We are proud also of our support for Callum through GSB Trust and GLL Sport Foundation."

    Peter Bundey - Deputy Managing Director of GLL and Chairman of GSB Trust