many years of domination of success, all the 5 gold medals
won by the Junior Academy at Birmingham regatta on Saturday
were won by boys crews. This was the Junior Academy development
squads' first regional regatta of the season and it has
got off to a strong start.
winning crews were, Nick Burden J11 single sculls, Johan
Lai , Gregory Fitz - Horswell J12 double sculls (div 1),
Dale Kernot , George Probert J12 Double sculls, Johan Lai,
Gregory Fitz - Horswell, George Probert, Nick Burden Rhodri
Morris (Cox) J12 quads and Jack Jones and Charley Green
J14 double sculls.
The girls were not out of the medals completely as Megan
Jephcote, Catrin Morris, Jess Crossman Rosie Ingam - Zoe
Smith (cox) picked up a silver in the j12 quads.
had 15 different crews over the event and for most it was
their first time at a competitive event and all distinguished
themselves very well in the challenging conditions provided
by the Edgbaston reservoir. One senior crew attended . The
men's Novice IV, of Tim Crossman, Dave Morris, Lenny Colling
Andrew Leeman with Jess Crossman Coxing acquitted themselves
very well in their first events gaining valuable race experience.
Captain John Lewis said, 'For our first squad regatta I
am delighted with the approach and application of the development
squad. The quality of oarsmanship and support for each other
throughout the day was a credit the Club, we are looking
forward to next week where squad is looking to build on
its success at Evesham and Wallingford regattas'.