The Ruyton Senior First Crew are Australian Champions.
The Ruyton Senior First Crew are Australian Champions. The Senior First Coxed Quad Scull of Katia D, Eliza G, Ellora K and Jean M, coxed by Vinhara G, came from behind at the halfway point to easily take out the National title on Sunday at Penrith. After being denied their chance to defend Ruyton’s Head of Schoolgirls recent domination in this event due to dangerous weather earlier this month, this crew set brilliant times through heats and semi-finals and won the race in stunning fashion.
The Ruyton Rowing community gathered last week to celebrate a wonderful and successful season, despite the disappointment of some event cancellations on the final day of the Head of Schoolgirls regatta. The sadness felt by many of the largest Ruyton team ever assembled to contest the three-day event was quickly matched by laughter, cheers and tears. The departing Year 12s were acknowledged and the mantle of leadership passed to the Year 11s, and the growing young breed of excellent rowers in Year 9 and 10 were celebrated. There were emotional speeches from coaches and from the Rowing Captains, Jean M and Eliza G.
The award winners for the season are:
Junior Cox of the Year - Georgia L
Most Improved Junior - Annie H and Isabella M
Junior Rower of the Year - Eliza L
Senior Cox of the Year - Vinhara G
Most Improved Senior Rower - Ellora K
Senior Rower of the Year - Eliza G
Jean Mitchell Award - Eliza G
Awards were also made to the Coach of the Year, Ion Popa and the Club Person of the Year, Ben Chong-Halliday, for their superb efforts and service along the river bank in guiding this team to success and enjoyment.
The Henty Rowing community thanks all parents and supporters for what has been a great season. We all look forward to the 18/19 season.
Mr Sean Curtain
President of Henty Rowing Parents’ Committee