Stratford’s junior rowers taste success at Shrewsbury Regatta

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Stratford Boat Club's winning WJ15 coxed quadruple sculling crew.

A SMALL contingent from Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club travelled to Shropshire to compete in Pengwern Boat Club’s annual Shrewsbury Regatta.

Racing on the River Severn over 1,000 metres, Emily Barratt and Christine Goodwin competed in Women’s Novice Double Sculls and raced smoothly, but they were just overhauled by a crew from North Staffordshire Rowing Club.

Jane Connolly, rowing at the Masters level in her single scull, demonstrated super sculling skills but in the end was narrowly defeated by a competitor from Burton Leander Rowing Club.

Autumn Keil raced an athlete from Trent Rowing Club in the WJ15 Single Sculls.

After a fascinating and brave tussle over most of the course, Trent only just defeated Stratford.

The WJ15 coxed quadruple sculling crew of Katie Philips, Katie Wellstead, Khloe Curnock and Emily Browne, expertly coxed by Matilda Watts, sculled superbly over three races, convincingly beating The Grange School, (Northwich), Stourport Boat Club and then Monmouth Comprehensive School to win the event.