GB juniors win annual match against France
There were a host of impressive performances as the GB Rowing Team’s juniors won their annual U16 match against France in London Docklands on Sunday.
It is the third year running that GB has won the event, which provided the first taste of international competition for many of the current senior squad including Jess Eddie and Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell.
The overall match result of 10-3 to Britain – including five wins apiece for both the boys and girls – matched last year’s winning score in Nantes.
Team Manager CD Riches said: “The Great Britain team once again rose to the occasion in challenging head-wind conditions and had many fine, convincing wins.
“The match was followed by an impressive ‘Entente Cordiale’ dragon boat racing event, with both international teams mixed up to produce six crews of 17 paddlers. There was more fine racing and much improved language skills.
“The Royal Albert Docks again proved to be an ideal venue for the International match.”
The Entente Trophy, awarded by choice of the event jury, went to the French junior women’s pair.
The annual team match, held alternately in the UK and France, is a club-based event and provides a good target for clubs and schools to put crews together.
RESULTS AND WINNING TIMES
1. Victor Kleshnev (Maidenhead RC) 6:20
1. France 6:12
2. William Jacobs/Tom Smith (The Windsor Boys’ School BC)
1. Chris Daniell/Sam Long/Matt Lucas/John Cooper (Marlow RC) 5.33
1. France 6:18
2. Freddie Elwes/Joshua Bowesman-Jones (Radley College BC)
1. Christian Hjortland-Marks/Henry Blois-Brooke/Hugo Oglina/Sebastian Newman (Shiplake College BC) 5:42
1. Charlie Pearson/Thomas Shurman/Patrick Adams/Felix Drinkall/David Austen (cox) (Eton College BC) 5:43
1. Casper Woods/Rufus Guy/Harry Orwell/Alex Waller (all St Paul’s School BC)/Luke Robinson/Alex Wythe/Hugo Durward/Tobias Schroder/Kelvin Pak (cox) (all Winchester College BC) 5:15
1. Lucy Glover (Warrington RC) 7:42
1. Hannah Stocks/Lucy Holgate (Nottingham RC) 6:52
1. Ella Morgan/Lauren Kay/Clare Pearson/Florence Wiggins (Henley RC) 6:17
1. India Somerside/Becky Neilson (Glasgow Academy) 6:44
1. France 6:16
2. Lily Stimpson/Georgia Edwards/Charlotte Orr/Isabel Jonsson (Henley RC)
1. Georgina Robinson Ranger/Charlotte Moss/Katy-Ann Claridge/Anna Roe (all Henley RC)/Siobhan Mottram/Charlotte Fennel/Georgia Dean/
Laurie Weatherall (all Marlow RC)/Rebecca Lister (cox) (Henley RC) 6:00
1. Ben Simon (Marlow RC) 6:43
1. France – no time recorded
2. Verity Cole (Lady Eleanor Holles BC)