Dover Rowing Club Presentation Evening

Dover Rowing Club held their end of season prize giving, following a successful season. Dover members this season have won titles at the South Coast Championships and the British Offshore Championships, with others competing at Henley Royal Regatta. The Woman’s Novice Four winners, Emily Harvey, Nikki Leggatt, Holly Hannington, Janice Bradford coxed by Will Colman, were formally presented with their South Coast Championship trophy which was absent at the event itself. The Junior Senior Men’s Four winners Will Colman, Jasper Mallett, Sebastian Steele, Cameron Macintosh coxed by Ella Cook were also in attendance to receive their individual awards.

Captain Maria West-Burrows thanked Club Secretary Jacky Silk for all the fantastic work she does for the club, Tony Burrows trailer towing and along with Steve Woods, Will Coleman and Nick Bailey for their work on boat maintenance and David Newman for press reports.

Club awards went to Zara White and Janice Bradford as joint winners of the Most Improved Female Rower. White received the award for her continued improvement, whilst Bradford, who joined during the season, brought an abundance of enthusiasm and a competitive attitude to help propel her crew to the South Coast Championship title. Duncan Taylor was awarded the Men’s Most Improved Rower for his continuous improvement and hard work. The Most Improved Junior went to Josh Grassby, from what is a strong group of younger rowers at the club. Coxswain of the year and the ‘Rowers Rower’ awards both went to Will Coleman for his hard work within the club and the willingness to cox whenever available. Jacky Silk was the easy choice for Club Person of the Year for all the behind the scenes work she carries out to keep the club progressing forward. The final Captain’s Award went to Oliver White, Sonny Hart, Henry Cox and Artie Everington-Nee who make up the club’s J14 crew, which West-Burrows has enjoyed coaching and coxing throughout the season.