10 November 2012

George Musker Awards 2012

Once again the sun shone for the George Musker Awards. The club achieved 58 wins this year - remarkable given the dreadful weather during the summer months and the large number of events that were cancelled.

Northwich Club President Cliff Salt awarded his trophy ' Salt of the Earth' to our retiring club Captain Clare Briegal for her hard work and commitment to the club.

Local M.P. Graham Evans presented the awards to the winners.

The Eddie Phillips Junior Award for the most promising junior of the year went to Harry Blake. Harry has demonstrated dedication and commitment in the short time he has been rowing. He has won races in both his age group and the Novice mens. He been variety of crews including racing with the Grange at the British Championships, in a mixed eight at the Northwich Regatta and with the age group above.

The Dennis Mills Trophy for coxing went to Chloe Weston. Due to an injury Chloe had to stop rowing but picked up a lifejacket and cox box and coxed many crews to victory throughout the year. Chloe has just started at Newcastle University and we are delighted to hear that she is coxing the University first VIII.

The Irvine Award is for the most Improved Rower and this year went to a junior member, Finnian Lawton. Having proved himself in sweep boats with the J16 squad and winning silver at  the English Indoor rowing team event he set about trying to master the single scull. He has already won several single events and we expect a great performance this year.

The Simon Crouchley Coaching Award is a way of saying thank you to our coaching team. This year the award goes to Rachel Hooper. Rachel is a previous winner of the George Musker awards and returned to the club last year to help coach our learn 2 row courses.

The Grange School Trophy for Endeavour goes to Ellie Preece who has been helping develop the learn 2 row attendees into novices ready to race.

Finally the George Musker Award. In an amazing year of sport we have been represented again in Senior and Junior GB squads.  Previous winners Matt Langridge and Ed Grisedale were both in contention for the George Musker this year for their achievements, however the award goes to
Lucy Burgess. 

Lucy is a relatively new member of the club. She came second in the WJ trials in November and went on to win the WJ trials in February. Lucy was selected for Team GB Munich Junior Regatta where she won a silver medal in the W4x. Back in her single she got silver at National Schools regatta. She represented Gb again at the World Junior Championships in Plovdiv where her quad came 7th overall.

07 November 2012

Dee Head Chester 3rd November 2012

Seniors and Juniors from the club were well represented at the Dee Head. The day started and ended with rain but in between there was glorious sunshine. 

The 4km course is a very long course for the younger juniors but all crews coped well.

We had 3 wins on the day:

J17 4x had another great win beating their Queens Park School rivals for the first time.
Crew: Nathan Jump, Tom Asteriades, Finn Lawton, Harry Blake.

Masters D/E/G 4+
Crew: Simon Bannister, Steve Wignall, Tom Kilkenny and Neville Hand.

J15 4 x+ had their first win:
Crew:  Jack Koch, Mike Lundy, Alex Hine, Chris Malley,  Cox: Jack Hudson 

The J17 boys also had a great race coming second out of a field of ten racing as a Nov 4+.
Crew: Zac Trigg, Joe Ronald, Liam Adamson Alex Murphy cox: Craig Milne.

01 November 2012

Agecroft Small Boats Head - 20th October 2012

Agecroft is a venue that is very popular every year. The crews race from the centre of Manchester out to Salford Quays a distance of 3250 metres. 

Northwich took a full trailer and were represented in the following classes:

J14, J16 and J17 Singles. 
J14 4X+
J15 4X+ and WJ15 4X+
J17 4X-
J18 4+
WJ17 2X 
WJ17 4X-
WIM2 4+
MasE 4+

There were 3 wins:
J17 - Finn Lawton won with Tom Asteriades coming a close second. 

J17 4X- A composite boat comprising of Sir John Deanes: Tom Asteriades, Finn Lawton and Nathan Jump and Northwich: Harry Blake won their race convincingly.

WJ17 2X Ashlene Hudson and Katie Meehan had a great win.