Boat Club receives inaugural award after Head of the River Fours

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PRESIDENT Paul Stanton hailed an ‘outstanding achievement’ for Stratford-upon-Avon Boat Club after being named the first-ever winners of the Davison Award from the Fuller’s Head of the River Fours.

The honour to salute ‘the standout performance from a small club’ is in memory of Noel Davison, who  in addition to many other rowing related volunteer roles, was the Honorary Secretary of the Head of the River Fours from 2014 to 2018.

He died from cancer in the summer.

The winning club will receive a decorated blade and club representatives will be invited to the prize-giving party at Fullers Brewery in January 2019.

“This is an outstanding achievement and puts the club right in the centre of top class rowing in the UK,” said Stanton. “It was especially pleasing to see such strong performances at both Senior and Junior level.

“It bodes well for rowing at Stratford upon Avon for the immediate future and the long term. Our sincere thanks from our members, athletes, supporters, coaches and helpers to the Fuller’s Head of the River Fours Committee and the Davison family for their commitment to our small club and honouring us with this inaugural award.”

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