Freddie Davidson

Freddie Davidson

Rower - Men's Squad
Club: Oxford Brookes University BC
Hometown: Barnes, London

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Intro

Freddie grew up in Barnes, a short distance from the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race course, and so his first awareness of rowing as a sport was seeing the race coming past Barnes bridge once a year.

He has always enjoyed sport and attempted cross country, swimming and rugby (all with very limited success) before he started rowing at secondary school. He also has some family connection to rowing, as his grandad represented England at the Commonwealth games in 1954.

Freddie’s rowing career took him from St Paul’s School, where he was coached by former GB international Bobby Thatcher, to Cambridge University and finally Oxford Brookes University where he rowed full time for a year before starting with the senior national team in 2021.

Outside of rowing, Freddie is a keen TV watcher and a huge fan of dogs in general. He someday hopes to own one himself, but for the moment is making do with regularly accosting his teammates’ pets at training and occasionally inviting them round to his without their owners, for dogsitting. Freddie supposes the owners spend their time apart from their dogs wondering whether they will be allowed to pick them up at the end of the day.

Freddie studied engineering at university but isn’t sure whether he would like to pursue a career in this field as he feels a slight aversion to sitting at desks for prolonged periods. Therefore he feels very lucky to have been able to train full time outdoors with his friends for the last few years. Rowing has also enabled him to travel to many different countries for training camps and races, and he hopes to continue travelling and exploring outside the rowing environment. Freddie has an interest in other sports and hopes to continue learning to surf and start bouldering over the next few years.

On The Water

GB Competitive Record
Year Event Position Boat
2024 World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Bronze M4-
2024 European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Gold M4-
2024 World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Gold M4-
2023 World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Gold M4-
2023 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold M4-
2023 World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Gold M4-
2023 European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Gold M4-
2022 World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Gold M4-
2022 European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Gold M4-
2022 World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Gold M4-
2022 World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Gold M4-
2021 World Rowing Cup III
Sabaudia, ITA
5 M4-
2019 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Gold BM4-
2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Poznan, POL
Silver BM8+
2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
6 BM2-
2016 World Rowing Junior Championships
Rotterdam, NED
Silver JM4-
2015 World Rowing Junior Championships
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
5 JM8+
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2024
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Szeged, HUN
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2024
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2023
Event:
World Rowing Cup II
Varese, ITA
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2023
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Bled, SLO
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Championships
Racice, CZE
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2022
Event:
European Rowing Championships
Munich, GER
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Lucerne, SUI
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2022
Event:
World Rowing Cup I
Belgrade, SRB
Position:
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2021
Event:
World Rowing Cup III
Sabaudia, ITA
Position:
5
Boat:
M4-
Year:
2019
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Sarasota-Bradenton, USA
Position:
Boat:
BM4-
Year:
2018
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Poznan, POL
Position:
Boat:
BM8+
Year:
2017
Event:
World Rowing Under 23 Championships
Plovdiv, BUL
Position:
6
Boat:
BM2-
Year:
2016
Event:
World Rowing Junior Championships
Rotterdam, NED
Position:
Boat:
JM4-
Year:
2015
Event:
World Rowing Junior Championships
Rio de Janeiro, BRA
Position:
5
Boat:
JM8+