TEENAGERS are hoping they have done enough to impress selectors for a North West team at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta during a trial on Sunday.
Georgia Shirley, from Northwich Rowing Club, was fastest in an under 16s girls’ single scull along a course on the River Weaver.
She then joined forces with Sophie Gillbanks, Rachel Cooney and Charlotte Almond in an under 16s girls’ quad that pushed Grange School into second spot by a 10-second margin.
There was a narrower gap between Northwich, who still topped the timesheet, and Liverpool Victoria among the under 15s girls’ coxed quads.
Molly Garlick, Olivia Dunnett, Saffron Coppock, Amber Sperring-Toy and cox James Cruzalegui were on duty.
Tom Swithenbank and William Miles were comfortable victors in the under 16s boys’ double scull ahead of a crew from North Staffordshire Rowing Club.
Gillbanks rowed along with Grange School’s Ellie Cushen in an under 16s girls’ composite double that saw off a challenge from Warrington by 11 seconds.
And there was a victory for Grange’s under 15s boys’ coxed quad that had Brad Strickland-Baker, Harry Barker, Jack McGinn, Seb Paisley and cox Olly Andrew on board.
They now await official confirmation of their place in the team for this year’s regatta, scheduled for Saturday, April 22 at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham.