Our Committee

Nicola Tweedie

Club Chairman, Co Founder, Coach and Cox

Nicola is the Chair of the club. She is also a cox and qualified rowing coach. Outside of rowing, she is an organisational consultant and clinical psychologist. She works locally in the NHS in adult mental health and has also set-up and co-produced third sector and charitable services in Sussex. She works with local and international companies to help them develop their leaders and make shifts in organisational culture.

Mark Beaumont

Co Founder and Cox

Mark is a life long resident, local businessmen and family man mixed with a real zest for social entrepreneurship and a love of people. He loves seeing communities build and grow exciting, social and inclusive things together. With his experience of many start ups, local community, government and business connections he got involved to found the club and help ensure success at the initial phases. He loves it because it really helps keeping in touch with the local community. He is passionate about Newhaven having life really breathed into it and because he loves the sea and wants to row to help keep fit.

Rachel Beardsworth

Publicity Officer and Cox

Rachel is not only the Publicity Officer for NGRC, she was also the first person to complete our cox in training program. Rachel grew up in the local area and is loving the fact that there now is something so positive in Newhaven that gets people out onto the water (she has always been a water baby!!). Rachel has Media, Drama and Business qualifications. She hopes to gain Rowing qualifications in Coaching too. Rachel also is a keen Bonfire member and can be found dressing as a pirate during the autumn months.

Caroline Dean

Finance Officer and Cox

Caroline was born in Newhaven and has raised her family here. She has been a Foster Carer for nearly 20 years and has looked after many children during this time.

She joined NGRC in February 2017 and quickly became addicted to the sport. She has helped fund raise and promote the club and has recently taken on the role of Treasurer alongside Tracy Day. 

Caroline has taken part in the Coxwain training run by the club’s trained coaches and became fully qualified at the start of 2018. 

Rhiannon Williams

Membership Officer

Rhiannon has been rowing with the club since November 2016, having previously dipped her toe into the world of Scottish Coastal Rowing, she was delighted to discover a new rowing club right on her doorstep and was keen to get involved and help out when she could.

Rhiannon will help you with any queries you have about getting started, memberships and the ways of the website!Rhiannon has lived in Newhaven since August 2015 and works as a gardener.

Outside of work she also enjoys running, hiking and exploring the local area.

Chloe Sands

Committee Secretary

Chloe moved to Newhaven in 2016 and it didn’t take long for her love of the open water to draw her to the local rowing club. After giving this new sport a go she became hooked on rowing, enjoying the community spirit surrounding the club, so wanted to become more involved by joining the committee. Chloe is also a qualified open water scuba diver, has RYA level 2 sailing certificate and always enjoys a swim off the beach on a warm, sunny day.

She works for the local government in Brighton & Hove, enjoys spending time at home with her family (including a cat named Bella) and friends, and is passionate about travelling the world.

Committee Meeting Minutes

Meetings of the Committee take place approximately once per month. The minutes of these meetings can be seen by selecting each date below.


3rd July | 31st July21st August | 29th September | 20th October19th November17th December


2nd February | 28th February | 28th March | 19th April | 5th May AGM13th June31st July | 5th September |


17th October | November tbc | December tbc