Andy Holmes MBE (1959-2010)
Furnivall was very fortunate to have double Olympic gold medal champion Andy Holmes serve as the head coach of the women's squad for just over three seasons, until his untimely and very unfortunate passing in October 2010 at the age of 51.
Under his command, Furnivall women were Henley women 4+ elite & national champions, Henley women's intermediate 8+ finalists, bronze medalists 8+ at national championship and finalist in a composite 8+ at Henley Royal Regatta.
More importantly, however, Andy taught beginners how to row and scull and was a constant supporter of the club. He did everything from painting the weights room to repairing boats, and enjoyed a laugh with members. He is greatly missed.
Andy rowed with Sir Steve Redgrave in the 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul Olympic Games. He was a gold medalist in the Men's Coxed Fours in 1984 and in the Men's Coxless Pairs in 1988, when he also took bronze in the coxed pair.