Barney Williams

Barney Williams

NextGen Coach at Row

General Information



Talent Development Centre Coach, Rowing  - Canadian Sport Centre Pacific

Phil Beard London Rowing Club



National Coaching Institute of BC

Upper Canada College

BA  - English Literature and Renaissance History , University of Victoria


Coach  - Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

Member, Program  - National

President  - Oxford University

Member  - Olympic

Recent News  

Canada's Barney Williams has announced his retirement from competitive rowing (press release).
His wife Buffy will continue in the Canadian national team to the Beijing Olympics.

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A pile of pieces about Barney - see this Google News link for all of them.
Mostly the same information, though. Other news - Crystal Lake is divided by Gay Games debate (still? syndicated, USA), Sinkhole, dam construction leave BU marina parched (Lariat Online, USA), MIT entry scouts whaleboats for June competition (South Coast Today, USA), Teen rescued after kayak flips on Allegheny River (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, USA, not strictly rowing, but members of the TRRA), Waves swamp kayak on Allegheny River (KDKA, USA), Dredging for Games at Charon Beel soon (Calcutta Telegraph, India), We were just swamped, says beaten West (Cambridge Evening News, UK), Cal learns Cardinal rule on Mission Bay (San Diego Union Tribune, USA), Williams turns attention to Beijing (Sporting Life, UK - well Barney did say he'd make his mind up on April 3rd). 31st March Boat Race: Dark side of Light Blues key to winning strategy (Patrick Kidd taking all Mike Rosewell's space in the Times again), Brains not brawn key to Boat Race (Chris Dodd, Independent), It's official - size doesn't really matter (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Foreigners seize the moment (James Cracknell, Telegraph), Battle of the coxes (BBC Sport), France's Ripoll ready to make waves (Martin Cross, Guardian), Williams defends cosmopolitan field (Mike Sinclair, Sporting Life). 29th March Boat Race (UK) bits: Crews prepare for battle as river cuts up rough (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph), Are there too many foreign oarsmen in the Boat Race? (Martin Cross gets Tim Foster and Barney Williams arguing in the Guardian), Williams inspired by tradition (John Goodbody, The Times), McGuigan to call the shots (Mike Rosewell, The Times). Boat Race features: Ripoll makes ripples in Boat Race history (John Goodbody, Times Online, UK), Williams in good shape to make victory child's play (Rachel Quarrell, Telegraph, UK), Old foes join forces in litter fight (Community Newswire, UK). 24th February - Crawford our best, inspiring lesson (Barney Williams in the Toronto Star, Canada, on the Winter Olympics), Seals may have entered river to chase salmon (icLiverpool, UK), Rowers hit chop before nationals (Northern Advocate, New Zealand), Evers-Swindells twins beaten (Newstalk ZB, NZ), LCKC neighborhood meeting airs concern (Access North Georgia, USA), Junior the fastest qualifier (New Zealand Herald, NZ), Intrepid rowers complete Atlantic odyssey (syndicated, Ireland), What's so great about Oyster Bay Harbor? (a paean of praise from locals including rowers, Oyster Bay Enterprise-Pilot, USA), Brittingham boathouse moves down the shore (Capital Times, USA), Yorktown crew rows for charity (Arlington Connection, USA), Chester eight head top class Trent race (Chester Evening Leader, UK), Wind problem at rowing nationals (Wanganui Chronicle, NZ), Awards to honour disabled athletes (Community Newswire, UK). 23rd February - Tragic oarsman's kin sue over death crash (New York Post, USA), with potentially serious consequences for rowing associations and clubs if it is upheld.

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Barney Williams
Talent Development Centre Coach, Rowing

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