Looe School Rowing Club at the National Indoor Junior Rowing Champs

16th March saw over 3,000 young rowers compete in the 2010 National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships, organised by London Youth Rowing which were held at
Battersea Evolution Centre. 12 pupils aged 12-15 from Looe Community School made
the trip up to London from Cornwall to represent their school rowing club. The
indoor rowing club is in its second year at Looe School, run by members of Looe Rowing Club with the help of British Rowing coach Rhiannon Halliday.

The trip
was made possible through funding from Cornwall Sports Partnership, Callington School Sports Partnership and Edwina Hannaford (Local councillor). Looe School
provided the transport for the trip and PE teachers supported the rowers at the
event. The indoor club has been a brilliant way of recruiting new rowers, as
well as introducing the concept of fitness training to Looe’s existing juniors.
The school rowing club have achieved several good results in local, county and
regional competitions in the build up to the national event. Several of the
students had attended in 2009 and were adamant to beat their previous year’s

Results as follows:

Year 8 Girls – row for 3 mins (184

Elysia Gregory 45th –  692m. Lauren Fisher
52nd –  688m.

Year 9 Girls – row for 4 mins (177

Jess Lee 71st –  902m. Josie Marks
91st – 869m

Year 9 Boys – row for 4 mins (145

Adam Haler 13th – 1107m. Tom Olver
44th – 1021m

Year 10 Girls – row for 5 mins (112

Lucy Rawe 23rd – 1218m. Damaris Butters
50th – 1139m

Year 10 Boys – row for 5 mins (181

Thomas 20th – 1387m. Alex Hicks 66th – 1306m. Fred Alsop
107th – 1246m

Spencer Delf – 120th – 1225m.


Sprint relay (2,000m)

Girls (Lucy, Damaris, Elysia, Jess) – 20th /
90. 8 mins

Boys (Zac, Alex, Tom, Adam) – 15th / 84. 6
mins 48 secs


Report from Rhiannon Halliday, British Rowing Coach