TWO junior crews from Northwich Rowing Club have missed out on a place in this week's Henley Royal Regatta main draw.

Top nine finishes were needed in the Fawley Challenge Cup for junior men's quad sculls and the Diamond Jubilee Challenge Cup junior women's quad sculls on Saturday in order to progress in prestigious events.

The Northwich crews, consisting of Ellie Cushen, Ellie Heathcock, Imogen Wolstencroft, Charlotte Almond, Tom Swithenbank, Gwilym Harris, Josh Burke and Patrick Brogan along with coaches Barrie Blake and Jed Barlow, had 83 rivals to the 18 spots available.

"Even being in the mix in two of the most competitive events of the whole regatta is a huge achievement and something to be incredibly proud of," said Rachel Hooper, a coach at Northwich Rowing Club.

Most of the Northwich athletes are eligible to race at the event again next year and will aim to learn from the experience.

Younger juniors from the club headed to Peterborough Junior Regatta.

For some it was their first experience of multi-lane racing but three medals were won.

Honor Campbell, Anna Carnell, Amelia Roberts, Maisy Jardine and cox Sophie Garlick collected silver in the junior women's under 15s quad, while Ben Dykes and Jack Millington equalled the achievement in the junior men's under 15s pairs.

Bronze medals went to Annie Brogan and Mila Speakman in the junior women's under 14s pairs.

Patrick Brogan and Gwilym Harris raced their J162x in Nottingham on Sunday as part of trials for the GB junior team for the France match.

They missed out on selection but gained valuable experience for when they trial for the GB team next season.