ROWING - Stratford Boat Club celebrate 150th anniversary year with row past Henley Royal Regatta - The Stratford Observer

ROWING - Stratford Boat Club celebrate 150th anniversary year with row past Henley Royal Regatta

Aaron Sutcliffe 10th Jul, 2024 Updated: 10th Jul, 2024   0

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Boat Club celebrated their 150th anniversary year with a row past Henley Royal Regatta.

A crew drawn from all of the club’s squads rowed past a number of familiar landmarks at the prestigious regatta.

The crew comprised of two members of the junior squad, V Vondrak (J17) and Xavier Sissins-Roffey (J16), two members of the senior squad, Will Beattie and Imogen North (also J16 coach), two members of the adaptive squad, Gillian Middleton and Mark Dewdney (also head adaptive coach) and two members of the masters squad, Suzie Radley and Tom Doherty and cox Jen Cary.

Stratford Boat Club president, Paul Stanton, said: “To row at Henley Royal Regatta is a great honour for any rower, to be granted a row past at Henley to celebrate the club’s 150th year is an accolade of which to be proud and will be remembered by those who were lucky enough to represent the club and stand as an aspiration for young rowers to come.

“It is also stands as a memorial for those athletes and volunteers who have guided and worked hard to make the club what it is today. We would also like to thank the organisers of Henley Royal Regatta for granting us the honour of this row past.”

Stratford coach and joint organiser, Abi Terry, added: “The crew did really well and we want to put out special thanks to James at St Edwards School, Oxford for his help in sorting out the boat as well as the suggestion from Zoe de Toledo. This set the day up well.”

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