Trials going well for Rowan

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:46 Written by Administrator

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Rowan Law, a 16 year old pupil at West Bridgford School and member of Nottingham Rowing Club, has just completed a successful series of sculling trials on Dorney Lake, Eton, site of the 2012 Olympics.

Accompanied by coach and Club Junior Coordinator Claire Parnell he was 5th out of 18 in an initial time trial. He progressed to the ‘B’ final and came 3rd of 6. Rowan seems well set for the final trials which will take place in July at the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierrepont to confirm Junior Team GB.

This weekend saw younger junior rowers from the 10 regions around the country compete against one another at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta at Holme Pierrepont. Olivia Kay, a pupil at Rushcliffe School, represented the East Midlands and won the silver medal for 16 year olds. Olivia is sponsored by Tracsis.

Rushcliffe School is one of nine schools nationally to be designated a "Watersports Hub School", aiming to encourage canoeing and rowing. A partnership of the Youth Sports Trust, Canoe England and British Rowing selected the Hub Schools. Olivia and Harvey Kay are both pupils at Rushcliffe, National Champions and members of Nottingham Rowing Club.

The Club helped provide Concept 2 Indoor Rowing Machines into most schools in the Rushcliffe area; they also trained staff and pupils in the correct and safe use of the machines. Clearly British Rowing recognise the valuable school-club link and are rightly capitalising on it.