Although it has existed for some time informally, the club was first formally structured in 2011 and held its first Committee elections in 2014.
Blue Star Club offers alumni a flag of convenience to row together, and a lasting connection to the NUBC community. Furthermore, it offers alumni active in the Newcastle area the opportunity to use NUBC facilities to row on the River Tyne. Blue Star Club also aims to help fundraise and support NUBC in its current activities.
Past examples of Blue Star Club race entries were two alumni eights entered at Rutherford Head and a recent graduate entering GB trials. The Club recently entered four boats into Henley Town and Visitors’ Regatta (August 2015).
The Club is governed according to its Constitution and is managed by its Committee, which is balanced between existing students and alumni. Currently, this is made up of:
- President – Fred Gill
- Vice President – Minna Jones – Walters
- Treasurer – Will Reid
- Secretary – Charles Barry
- Social Media Officer – Nathan O’Reilly
- Social Secretary – Bill Hilder