HSCT Camp South East Report

The South East River and Coast Regions hosted their HSCT camp on 31st January and 1st February 2009. Despite cold weather and snow 35 juniors from across Kent, Sussex and East London came together at Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club. Juniors attended from the Royal Docks, Shoreham, Bewl Bridge, Kings School Canterbury, Kings School Rochester and Maidstone Invicta.

The aim of the camp was to work on improving the skill level and the chance for juniors to get to know each other and as such the camp was a great success. The weekend featured testing for the National J16 Camp and potential composite crews for the JIRR. The Sunday finished with a small head race with very few crashes despite unfamiliarity with the river.

On Sunday afternoon two athletes who had attended the World Junior Championships and Le Coupe de la Jeunesse spoke to the camp about the pressures and highlights of training, trialling and attending GB Junior competitions. Thank you to Alex Torbica and Craig Turner for their help.

A big thank you muct go to the Henley Stewards Charitable Trust for their contributions and to the volunteer coaches and parents from all rowing clubs for helping throughout the weekend.

Report from Kate Beaumont CDO

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