The Ross rowing club junior academy are the proud owners
of a new coaching boat thanks to the support of a Grass
Roots Grant from Herefordshire Voluntary Action. The coaching
boat has already been put to good use, allowing the academy
to host more and longer training sessions for the Junior
Captain, John Lewis commented, 'We are incredibly grateful
for this support. The impact on Junior coaching will be
huge and will continue to be so for a very long time.
Winter Head Report
Ross Crews rowed at the Monmouth Christmas Head of the River
race on Sunday, 13th December. The men's Veteran four of
Paul Carpenter, Steve Randell, Philip Davies and Anthony
Dixon-Gough, coxed by Morgan Baynham-Williams hoped to end
their fantastic year by racing against their Monmouth rivals.
They were disappointed to find that their opposition had
to withdraw from the race to help with the organisation.
The Ross boys rowed the 2.2km course to compare with the
other crews there. They were narrowly beaten by only one
other (much younger) coxed four from Stourport.
ladies eight, featuring captain Sherron Dean-Lucas and cox
Dan Ruck, also arrived to find their opposition had scratched,
so they too had a good row against the clock. They are hoping
to continue to develop a strong ladies' squad under the
guidance of Marcus Constance for the Women's Head Race in
London in March.
Club Christmas Spud head Report
Sunday, Ross Rowing Club held it's own Christmas time trial,
having over 30 crews take part in 3 divisions. The cold
weather and snow abated for the mornings activities with
the racing being blessed with blue skies and calm water.
The event was well supported by all sections of the club,
with the overall winner being the Vet Coxed iv of Jeremy
Picton-Turbervill, Graham Watling, Paul Brodholt, Dave Skyes
and Lucy Jones coxing.
thanks must go to all the safety boat and time keepers along
with Julie Brandram Jones and her many helpers who did an
excellent job providing the lunch for the competitors and