Thank you for visiting this tribute page to our legendary coach Ron.
In rowing circles, Ron Needs is a legend playing a significant part in university and international rowing in Great Britain. Ron was involved with coaching for much of his adult life fitting volunteer coaching around a very full business life.
Ron studied at LSE and during the war years the college was relocated to Cambridge, maybe his love for Cambridge rowing started during this period. Ron was a GB coach from 1973 to 2006 coaching at four Olympic Games, whilst also coaching CUWBC for over 11 years and winning 10 Boat Races. Ron was a true gentleman, who was well remembered for his kindness and meticulous crew preparation. His innovation and attention to detail always ensured that his crews were well prepared and supported.
We ask you to leave a tribute to Ron and share your memories of this very special member of our CUWBC family.