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Hillhead dominate Glasgow Indoors

On of our member schools Hillhead won no fewer than six medals and the team event at the Glasgow Indoor competition held at St Thomas Aquinas earlier today. This was their most successful competition to date and is a testament to the hard work by the pupils that the recorded so many medals an also personal best performances.

Gold -Selina Gok,Bojun Lin,Ola Skowyra, Callum Duke

Silver - Krzstof Pukacz

Bronze - Michella Matska

 

 

Girls Quad finish fourth in London

The girls quad racing J18 was placed fourth at the Schools Head in London. An unfotunate collision near the finish line with a slower eight may have cost them a higher placing. the crews ahead of them were Marlow, Gloucester Hartbury and Laytmer School.

Girls Finish 2nd in Womens head

The Glasgow Academy Girls, Holly Wicklow, India Somerside, Alex Rankin and Becky Neilson rowing with four girls from QEHS finished the second fastest junior crew in the Womens head in London. 300 crews took part in the race and our crew finished 23 overall with Headington winning the junior event and finishing 14. The third fastest junior eight was Henley rowing club. This was a great row by the girls and a fantastic result.

Two big days in London

This weekend our top four girls, Becky Nielson, Alex Rankin, Holly Wicklow amd India Somerside make the trip to London to compete at two major rowing events.

On Saturday they team up wth Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexam to race against 300 other eights at the Womens Head of the river. To ensure a good stating place the girls entered Elite placing them in the " hot zone " behind the GB senior and U23 boats, a well as Cambridge University A. Chasing them down will be Cambridge B, Leander B and Molesley. The girls hope to be the fastest junior crew at the event.

On Monday the four girls race their quad hope to finish fourth behind Gloucester Hartbury, Marlow and Nottingham BC. A good performance will be strong indicator that the girls are ready to race the quad at Henley Royal Regatta in the summer. 

Head season finishes with 26 wins

The traditional winter head season draws to a close with the boys eight heading to Tideway to enjoy the festival that is the Eights Head of the River. This race against Britians Olympic Champions ( and 399 other crews) will be challenging.

Over the past few months our crews have won no fewer than 26 events in all categories of boats. With 16 wins to the boys and10 to the girls, 27 of our young rowers (9 boys and 18 girls) have won events during this winter. This impressive number of wins is testament to the hard work put in by all our athletes. Bring on the summer season and more glory !

Schools head Dullater 22/3/2014

For the first time in 35 years a Glasgow school dominated the Scottish Schools Head. Glasgow Academy won three divisions of the Schools head including the fastest overall boat, Junior 16 four, Junior 18 womens four and Junior 14 coxed quad winning the St Mungo's Quaich and the Peter Grieve Cup. In the Junior head Glasgow Schools also won Junior 16 womens coxed fours.

Schools head and J16 coxed four

Finlay Watson, Josh Armstrong, Seb Glen, Callum Urquhart cox Euan McLeod.

Womens Junior 18 four

India Somerside, Rachel Buist, Alex Rankin, Becky Nielson cox Alastair McLeod.

Womens J14 Quad

Helena Alexander, Georgina Robinson, Jenny Olney, Holly Allen cox Catriona Russell.

Womens J16 Four ( Glasgow Academy/ Kelvinside Academy

India Somerside, Barat Bouteleb, Alex Rankin, Becky Neilson cox Kirsty Gilchrist.

Clyde Head Results 1st March 2014

Congratulations to the boys eight who won Men's open eights at the Clydesdale head.The eight beat crews from Clydesdale,Strathclyde University, George Watsons and George Heriots to win the title. The girls J16 four also won Women's Novice fours. Breaking news it would appear that a mistake was made with the time penalties and our Junior 18 four also won their division. Boys Eight Sam Abernethy, Cameron Grant ,Finlay Watson,Callum Urquhart,Gavin Horsburgh,Josh Armstrong, Seb Glen, Andrew Dickson and Rachael Scott. Girls four India Somerside, Holly Wicklow, Alex Rankin, Becky Neilson and Kirsty Gilchrist Boys J18 four Gavin Horsburgh, Josh Armstrong, Seb Glen, Andrew Dickson and Rachael Scott

"Glasgow schools provided us with a base for our rowing as well as equipment and coaching expertise. It allowed me to achieve far beyond my expectations"
Eleanor Jamieson - Scottish Internationalist