Junior Squad Report – December 2016

Junior training is progressing well with our newer members showing improvement both on the water and in land training. If there was one the WJ14 group definitely would win the prepared for the water prize – hats, hi viz etc. Well done Girls

Following on from their successes at Gloucester our competitive group represented the Club well at Totnes Head Race alongside the senior and master’s squads. A great day for the Club all round. Great family support and many thanks are due to Stu and Ben for taking on towing duties.

Division 1 saw fantastic times from Phoebe and Emily in the WJ15 2x which they won finishing in 14th place overall (67 crews). Ed was the sole entrant in the J14 1x and finished 29th. However only the MSA single scullers beat him on time with his time 26 seconds ahead of the men’s novice winner.

Division 2 saw two more junior wins. The WJ15 4x+ saw Emily and Phoebe teaming up with Jasmine, Abbie and cox Tom finishing first in their event just ahead of our WJ18 4+ of Bree, Molly, Rebecca, Evie and cox Danielle.

Division 3 saw Jack and Seb win the MJ18 2x and Emily got her third win of the day by winning the WJ15 1x. Well done Emily!

Reminders have been sent out to all juniors about being prepared for the colder weather with most accepting the advice given. I have pointed out that if coaches do not consider their athletes are appropriately dressed for our activities they will be sent home. Hopefully this won’t happen! Raffle tickets have been given out and some donations for prizes have been offered.

Good luck to our four competitors at BRIC on 10th December. Lily, Ed, Emily and Rebecca are all heading off to the Olympic Velodrome and representing the Club on Saturday.