Epic Day at West Midlands Junior Championships

SuABC WMJC March 2016 20Stratford upon Avon Boat Club had a terrific day at West Midlands Junior Championships on Sunday. Said coach Mark Holden, “It looks as though we might be heading for fourteen seats in the West Midlands squad. There were also wins for Esme Booth rowing for King Edward The Sixth Grammar School and there was also a win for KES 4+. Congratulations to all our athletes and coaches!”

Junior Co-ordinator Will Bird commented, “There were wins for KES J18 4+; KES WJ17 1x; Stratford WJ14 4x+; Stratford WJ15 4+ and Stratford J16 4x-. This was a great day for the club, the bigger story being that we are taking fourteen athletes to the Junior Inter-regional Regatta in Nottingham on April 23rd. This is the best showing at this event for Stratford Boat Club in a while. A very, very good day for the Club!”SuABC WMJC March 2016 26 boys quad

Mark Holden commented further, “By my reckoning, this gives us more than 20% of the overall number of seats in the West Midlands squad. Great stuff! Well done by everyone!”

Stephen Haighton, Chairman of Stratford upon Avon Boat Club further commented, “This was an excellent result! The Club is proud of our Junior athletes and wishes them every success for their future challenges. Congratulations to the successful coaches too, this was a team effort to relish!”

25466040390_117b8c78f0_kDr Graham Collier, coach at Stratford Boat Club said, “Very well done to all our Junior athletes – a super showing. Congratulations to the 4x+ on winning and being selected to represent the West Midlands at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta at Nottingham in April. On Friday the squad will be at Dorney Lake, the home of the 2012 Olympic rowing and we’ll be out on the water again on Tuesday for more training. I hope that they all rested well on Sunday evening – they all deserved it!”

For media coverage, see Stratford Observer p39 and Stratford Herald online http://bit.ly/1LvnZ5q

Pictures courtesy of David Phillips: more great pictures can be seen at http://bit.ly/1ZanNup

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