Indoor Rowing Success
We took 61 students to the annual City Rowing Championships at King’s School on Saturday 11 January. Our team included 20 Year Seven and Eight members of the Lower School Rowing Club who were taking part in their first Rowing fixture. There were 300 competitors from the following schools and clubs: Cheltenham College, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Worcester Rowing Club, King’s School, King Edward VI Stratford and Stratford Boat Club. RGS Worcester teams and individuals won two Gold, Six Silver, and five Bronze medals on the day.
Our Sixth Form rowers set a great example with their superb team spirit. They looked after the younger teams, leading the warm-ups, ensuring they made it to their races on time, cheering them on, applauding their successes and commiserating with their disappointments. It was a great display of the RGS Worcester Sports Charter: Resolute, Gracious, Selfless, Willing.
Aside from the great team spirit on the day, we also had some good results as follows:
Gold medallists (Two)
Year Seven girls’ team relay (Eden Williamson, Daya Sanghera, Martha Colclough, Zara Pepperdine
Year Eight boys’ team relay (Oscar Richardson, Michael Liu, Dylan Teasdale, Tom Li)
Silver medallists (Six)
Year Seven boys’ team relay (Jacob Hartley, Arthur Banks, Oliver Thomas + a sub from Worcester Rowing Club)
Year Nine girls’ team relay (Darcy Nock, Liv Marchant, Mischa Denney-Richards, Hermione Walker)
Year Eleven girls’ team relay (Lottie Bond, Lizzie McCabe, Zara Povey and Maddison Brown subbing in for Olivia Middleton)
Sixth Form girls’ team relay (Katie Pickersgill, Poppy Haughton, Florence Hobson, Emily Smith)
Year Eleven girls’ six-minute race – Zara Povey (very close race and only just missed out on Gold)
Year Nine boys four-minute race – Joshua Fisher
Bronze medallists (Five)
Year Seven boys’ team relay (Noah Whitbread, Jack Sprigg, Tom Bunyan, Will Sellors)
Year Nine boys’ team relay (Michael Agoston, Aryan Sanghera, Josh Fisher, Callum Lockett)
Year Ten boy’s team relay (Ben Koutrouki, Matthew Smith, Charlie White, James Robinson)
Year Nine four minute races Band A – Will Hulbert and Callum Lockett (dead heat)
Year Nine four minute races Band B – Aryan Sanghera
Well done to all our rowers.