A TALLY of six victories at Sunday’s Head of the Bridgewater is further proof winter training is paying dividend for crews from Northwich Rowing Club.

A women’s eight with Zara Gautier-Price, Kiera Burke, Jess Swindells, Ellie Heathcock, Rachel Cooney, Alice Worden, Caitlin Wynne, Liv Dunnett and cox Andy Morrison on board were emphatic victors in their boat class after completing a 3.2km course from Altrincham to Sale in 11:29.0.

Gautier-Price, Burke and Dunnett were joined by Izzy Ennis in a women’s quad that also took first prize by a huge margin from Keele University after clocking 12:10.0.

Aaron Bennion, Jack Millington, Finn Gamble and James Ryder claimed the honours in an under 16s boys’ quad ahead of Irish rivals from Carrick on Shannon Rowing Club.

Northwich’s day of success in unseasonal sunshine continued when Cara Brook and Imogen Moore topped the time-sheet in an under 15s girls’ double scull after reaching the finish, over a shorter 1km course, in 4:35.9.

Meanwhile Moore was the cox for an under 14s girls’ quad, which also contained Brook, that defeated Nottingham and Union Rowing Club in their category.

Isabella Wishart, Jenny Riley and Olivia Frost completed the crew.

The list of victories was completed by Freddie Cushen and Oliver Sunley, in an under 13s boys’ double scull, that squeezed out a crew from hosts Trafford over the shorter distance.

Northwich Rowing Club is the venue on Sunday for a time-trial that will help determine crew selections for the North West’s team at this year’s Junior Inter-Regional Regatta.

The 2019 edition, scheduled for Saturday, April 27, will be hosted by Peterborough City Rowing Club.