Junior Squad Annual Awards Night

Junior Awards 2013 The junior squad celebrated the end of a successful year at their annual awards night and party on Friday 25 October.

The Club’s junior squad has continued to grow and develop, with 2012/13 seeing 15 new members, two new coaches, numerous PBs and race wins on and off Cam, including the Victor Ludorum at the Ball Cup South regatta and four crews qualifying for the semi-finals at the National Schools Regatta.

As well as celebrating the squad’s successes as a whole, the Club was delighted to present awards to recognise the contribution of individuals:

Hurst Cup: The Hurst Cup for significant contribution to the club was presented to Izzie Potterill. Izzie has coached the J13/14 girls over the past two years, giving up huge amounts of time (and missing lifts and trains home) to coach. The award also recognises Izzie’s attitude at sessions, her care for the squad as a whole (foregoing race seats to allow others to race) and for consistently ensuring that sessions run smoothly.

Silk Cup: The Silk Cup for most improved rower was presented to Camille Redfern. Having attended a club taster day in November 2012, Camille has trained with a huge amount of energy and focus. Her race achievements include a top 20 finish at the NJIRC, 8th in a double at National Schools, reaching the final of the Coronation Regatta in a quad and winning in a single at Bedford and Cambridge Autumn. The award recognises Camille’s determination to make herself a better rower and being patient about improvements and bringing a huge amount of enthusiasm to the squad as a whole.

Watson Cup: The Watson Cup for notable achievement was presented to Izzie Potterill, Amy Bland, Anna Smart and Emma Christy. As a WJ16 quad, they demonstrated the benefits of hard work, perseverance and working together with a successful season, in which they won selection for the Eastern Region at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta, qualified for the semi-finals at the National Schools Regatta and qualified for Women’s Henley Regatta.

Rubber Duck: The Rubber Duck award goes to the crew with the most impressive, dramatic or ridiculous capsize. Despite many deserving contenders (including a coxed quad in a fancy-dress race), the Duck was presented to Mathieu Lapaz-Wade and Will Samways, who managed to fall in during the Winter League, get back into the boat, finish the race and not come last!

The Club is also delighted to announce that Amy Bland has been selected as the Eastern Region Volunteer of the Year in the under-18 category of the British Rowing Volunteer Awards. Amy will receive her award at a ceremony in London in November.

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