British Rowing Awards 2020 – shortlist announced

Congratulations to everyone who have made the shortlist for the 2020 British Rowing Awards in association with Perry Club Blazers

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As we announce the shortlist for the inaugural British Rowing Awards, we are delighted to announce that the event will be sponsored by Perry Club Blazers. The team at Perry have been crafting beautiful bespoke club blazers since 1946 and today supply a large number of our clubs right around the country. We are delighted they are joining us to celebrate the unique heritage and spirit of the rowing community and you can read more about them below.

We have had an incredible response to our invitation to nominate who you think should be the winners of the British Rowing Awards and, after careful review from members of the rowing community, we are delighted to announce the shortlist for each of the awards.

Club of the Year Rowing Project of the Year
Fulham Reach BC
London Otters RC
Milton Keynes RC
Tynemouth RC
University of Leeds BC
Bristol Ariel Go Row Indoor project
Fulham Reach ‘Boats Not Bars’ Project
Rowing Together for Healthy Minds (RTHM)
Row to Raise project
Warrington Youth Rowing
Club of the Year :
Fulham Reach BC
London Otters RC
Milton Keynes RC
Tynemouth RC
University of Leeds BC
Rowing Project of the Year:
Bristol Ariel Go Row Indoor project
Fulham Reach ‘Boats Not Bars’ Project
Rowing Together for Healthy Minds (RTHM)
Row to Raise project
Warrington Youth Rowing
Club Crew of the Year University Crew of the Year Junior Crew of the Year
Ipswich RC Women’s 2x crew
Kingston RC Men’s Eight crew
Talkin Tarn ARC Women’s Masters C 4x crew
Thames RC Women’s 1st Eight crew
York City RC Women’s Masters E crew
Newnham College BC 1st VIII crew
Leeds University BC 1x – Matt Brigham
Oxford Brookes Temple A crew
Reading University BC M2x crew
Eton College Junior Men’s 1st Eight crew
Hereford RC Junior Men’s Four crew
Kingston RC Junior Women’s Four crew
Tees RC Junior Men’s Double crew
Trentham BC Junior Women’s Quad
Club Crew of the Year :
Ipswich RC Women’s 2x crew
Kingston RC Men’s Eight crew
Talkin Tarn ARC Women’s Masters C 4x crew
Thames RC Women’s 1st Eight crew
York City RC Women’s Masters E crew
University Crew of the Year :
Newnham College BC 1st VIII crew
Leeds University BC 1x – Matt Brigham
Oxford Brookes Temple A crew
Reading University BC M2x crew
Junior Crew of the Year:
Eton College Junior Men’s 1st Eight crew
Hereford RC Junior Men’s Four crew
Kingston RC Junior Women’s Four crew
Tees RC Junior Men’s Double crew
Trentham BC Junior Women’s Quad

The following members have won their regional volunteer of the year award or rising star of the year award and will also form the shortlist for the national awards:

Volunteer of the YearRising Star of the Year (Volunteer)
Trevor Rainbow (East Midlands)
Ellie Darlington (Eastern)
Ellen Mitchell (North West)
Pauline & Geoff Higgins (Northern)
Tessa Millar (Thames)
Simon Thompson (West)
Anna Jethwa (West Midlands)
Chris Turner (WAGS)
Meri Middleton (Yorkshire)
Ben Newell (North West)
David Squirrell (Northern)
Miles Watson (Thames)
James Chew (West)
Chloe Kelly (Yorkshire)
Volunteer of the Year:
Trevor Rainbow (East Midlands)
Ellie Darlington (Eastern)
Ellen Mitchell (North West)
Pauline & Geoff Higgins (Northern)
Tessa Millar (Thames)
Simon Thompson (West)
Anna Jethwa (West Midlands)
Chris Turner (WAGS)
Meri Middleton (Yorkshire)
Rising Star of the Year (Volunteer):
Ben Newell (North West)
David Squirrell (Northern)
Miles Watson (Thames)
James Chew (West)
Chloe Kelly (Yorkshire)

Those listed for Lifetime Achievement Awards are the regional winners of this award, those listed for Coach of the Year are winners in their specific category and will form the shortlist for national Coach of the Year:

Lifetime Achievement AwardCoach of the Year
Robert McDonald (East Midlands)
Steve Brown (Eastern)
Charly Curtis (Northern)
Andrew Crawford (Thames)
George Cox (West)
David McClement (West Midlands
Philippa Sondheimer (WAGS)
Florence Griffiths (Club Performance)
Pete Forrest (Club Development, Peterborough City RC)
Hugh Mackworth-Praed (Education Performance)
Nigel Weare (Education Development)
Novice Coaching Team at University of Leeds BC (Coaching Team)
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Robert McDonald (East Midlands)
Steve Brown (Eastern)
Charly Curtis (Northern)
Andrew Crawford (Thames)
George Cox (West)
David McClement (West Midlands
Philippa Sondheimer (WAGS)
Coach of the Year:
Florence Griffiths (Club Performance)
Pete Forrest (Club Development, Peterborough City RC)
Hugh Mackworth-Praed (Education Performance)
Nigel Weare (Education Development)
Novice Coaching Team at University of Leeds BC (Coaching Team)

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination and congratulations to all of our shortlisted nominees. We’re really looking forward to announcing the winners and celebrating a fantastic year in rowing on 21 March. Tickets are still available so make sure you don’t miss out on joining the celebration:

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Perry Club Blazers

Perry Club Blazers are proud to sponsor the British Rowing Awards to celebrate the numerous volunteers who contribute to the rowing world and the remarkable achievements of the rowing community.

At Perry, we’ve been crafting blazers since 1946 – it’s what we do and we’d consider ourselves something of an expert when it comes to creating beautifully bespoke club blazers. Using Yorkshire woven cloth, our Leeds based factory creates blazers that can be worn with pride.

As the official merchandise partner of Cambridge University Boat Club and blazer supplier to a large number of British Rowing Clubs such as Thames, Lea, Agecroft and Fulham Reach, we are proud to see Perry blazers worn throughout the rowing community.

A blazer embodies the spirit of a club’s unique heritage and identity, holding the memories and traditions of each club and uniting athletes through its unique symbolism. It is this spirit of the rowing community that we are so pleased to be celebrating at the British Rowing Awards.

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