Report this comment
  • "There are a lot of snobs in Henley who think they are better than people from Northwich but please don't let this put you off. (These people often wear horrible blazers with tasteless emblems on the top (pen) pocket. Sometimes they wear ties with broad stripes on them to show how important they are.

    It's how well you row that matters not how much money you have.

    Just go there and do your best then you can come home to normality.

    Good luck to you all."
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.

  • Enter the above word in the box below

Crews from Northwich Rowing Club and Grange School among seeds for Henley Royal Regatta

Northwich crews hope to impress at the 175th Henley Royal Regatta this week

Northwich crews hope to impress at the 175th Henley Royal Regatta this week

First published in Sport
Last updated
Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Sports Writer

AS a reward for their results so far this season, crews from Northwich have been seeded in the draw for this week’s Henley Royal Regatta.

Northwich Rowing Club, along with neighbours Grange School, are rated as contenders to win the Fawley Challenge Cup for the best junior men’s quad sculls.

The former, with Finn Lawton, Zak Trigg, Leon Langmead and Alistair Bain in the boat, race either Windsor Boys’ School or American entrants Malvern Preparatory School in the second round.

Northwich exited at the same stage last year at the hands of runners-up Sir William Borlase’s School.

They return this time with a crew strengthened by Sir John Deane’s College students Bain and Langmead, a triallist for Great Britain’s junior team this season.

With wins at Nottingham City and Marlow regattas to their name already, plus a bronze medal at the National Schools’ Regatta, they head to the most prestigious event in the British rowing calendar in fine form.

“They’re feeling pretty confident,” said coach Jed Barlow.

“We measure up well against our main rivals, so have probably raised our own expectations of what is possible.

“The four are a laid back bunch though, so won’t be fazed much.”

Grange School, with brothers Luke and Scott Ozsanlav-Harris joined on board by Ben Holt and Connor Gay, await the victor of Claires Court School’s first round encounter on Wednesday with Marlow.

Second behind Northwich at Nottingham, they narrowly missed out on a medal at the National Schools’ Regatta.

“The boat is going faster than ever,” said coach Matt Jump after a final practice session on Saturday.

The quartet has made history already as the first crew from the Hartford school to pre-qualify for the event.

Lucy Burgess races at Henley for the first time as part of a women’s quad scull that hopes to represent Great Britain at next month’s World Under 23s Championship.

Mathilda Hodgkins-Byrne (Glos Hartpury), Holly Nixon (Portora) and Jo Wratten (Tees) complete the line-up.

They compete in the Princess Grace Challenge Cup, with a Reading and Cardiff University composite their quarter finals opponents on Friday.

This week’s regatta is the 175th edition, with a total of 494 crews – including more than 100 from overseas – taking part.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree