Tuesday, 21 July 2009

National Rowing Championships 2009

On 18th/19th July 2009 the World Class Training Group were racing at the National Championships in Nottingham. Highlights of the weekend included two Golds and two Silvers. Minerva Bath: Winners of W4x

(Anna, Helen, Erica, Lucy)

Bath University: Winners of U23 W2x
(Nicola, Gabbie)

The silver medals came in the Open Women's Singles - Lucy, and U23 Women's Singles - Gemma.

Minerva Bath: Silver medal WU23 1x

(Gemma Akers)

The Amateur Rowing Association's World Class Start Scheme sponsored by Siemens is a unique talent identification and development scheme. The programme is funded by UK Sport with Lottery money and since 2006 is sponsored by Siemens. The programme at Bath has identified four athletes for Great Britain teams in the past five years including one U23 World Champion. The athletes in Bath train at the University of Bath and at Minerva Bath Rowing Club. For more information on this article or the World Class Start Programme please contact Paul Stannard, Performance Development Coach, GB Rowing: paul.stannard@gbrowing.org.uk

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