This week has seen racing in two different national events for our Boat Club – The Schools’ Head of the River and also the Junior Sculling Head. It is fantastic to see so much success in both events and for all of the rowers involved.
On Monday, 14 of our Fifth and Sixth Form rowers represented the School at the Schools’ Head of the River, held over The Boat Racecourse on the River Thames in London. In excess of 300 crews from all over the country descended on the Thames in an amazing spectacle of junior rowing. This was the first experience of this prestigious event for all our rowers, after the pandemic forced its cancellation on recent occasions. The conditions were excellent and our sculling and sweep crews rowed superbly well, with some outstanding results.
Girls’ First Eights: 4th
Girls’ J16 (FF) Eights: 8th
Mixed Quad Scull 12th
School First Eights: 15th
Championship Quad Sculls: 18th
On Wednesday, members of the Boat Club travelled to Dorney Lake to compete in the Junior Sculling Head, the second national event for the week.
This gave our Year Ten rowers their first opportunity to row at the Olympic venue and they had a magnificent time, despite the heavy cold rain.
Some 500+ crews representing schools and clubs from all over the country compete at this event to mark the end of the Head Season. Again, our crews performed extremely well and were a tremendous credit to the School.
Senior Boys’ Quad Scull: 7th and 21st
Junior 17 (L6) Quad Scull: 8th
Junior 16 (FF) Quad Scull: 27th
Junior 15 (UR) Girls’ Coxed Quad Scull: 44th and 49th
Junior 15 (UR) Boys’ Coxed Quad Scull:32nd and 44th
Congratulations to everyone involved in representing the School at the Schools’ Head and the Junior Sculling Head.
We also wish the best of luck to those involved this weekend in racing at Evesham on Sunday, in the final selection trials for places in the FF West Midlands team.