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Three medals at the British Championships

Three schools boat won medals at the British Junior Championships

Seb Glen and Callum Urquhart won Gold in Junior doubles sculls with India Somerside and Becky Nielson taking silver in Womens J16 pair. Sam Abernethy Frank Murray took bronze in 16 pairs. Racheal Cannon an Barat Bouteleb won the B final in womens J 18 pairs.

Nine GSRC rowers named in Scottish teams

With four of our  rowers representing GB a further nine were named in the Scottish Team to race at the Home International. The atheltes selected are :-

Seb Glen

Callum Urquhart

India Somerside

Becky Nielson

Sam Abernethy

Frank Murray

Rachael Cannon

Barat Bouteleb

Kit Morris

Glasgow Schools crew sets Henley record

After winning junior quads at Marlow Regatta the Glasgow Academy quad of Josh Armstrong, Gavin Horsburgh, Seb Glen and Callum Urquhart  started their Henley Royal Regatta campaign by beating Thames Rowing Club. On Friday they beat the much fancied Sydney Rowing Club quad and in so doing broke the course record. In the semi final they went down by six feet to Cup holders and eventual winners Sir William Borlase. This was only the four ever Scottish Crew to make a Henley semi-final. film of the races can be accessed on the Henley Regatta web site.

Six GSRC athletes make GB teams

This summer six GSRC athletes will represent Great Britain. This is the largest representation of GB Internationalists any Scottish club ever.

India Somerside and Becky Nielson represented GB for the second year running at the GB French match where they won their second international title.

Josh Armstrong and Gavin Horsburgh are in the lead boat - the boys quad for the World Junior Championships in Rio. They are joined by Alex Rankin who will row in the girls four.

Holly Wicklow is in the GB coupe team to race in Hungary in the womens pair. Coach Iain Somerside is namd in the coaching tem and will coach the pair and eight.

Success in France for GSRC team GB

Both Josh Armstrong and the girls four of Becky Neilson, India Somerside, Alex Rankin and Holly Wicklow won their events convincely at th GB French Match in Nantes. The GB team only lost three events and retained all three trophies in the annual match. The other Scottish Boat - the girls double for George Watsons helped make it a 100% win record for Scotland.

Girls J16 four visit Leander Club and Henley

The girls J16 four took a day away from training to visit Henley Royal Regatta where they were given a tour of Laender Club by coaching legend Jurgen Groblar. They also met Polly Swan, World pairs champion, who was in the last Junior 16 womens four to come from Scotland  and represent GB at the GB France Match.

"St Mungo's Academy in previous years was a very active and successful rowing school with Glasgow Schools' Rowing club. Rowing's popularity in the school declined when Maureen Simpson, the school's rowing coach moved to the United States in the early 1990's. In recent years there has been a resurgence in the school's enthusiasm with rowing. Initially this was due to the successful indoor rowing programme supported by Scottish Rowing. Pupils are training three lunchtimes each week to enable them to successfully compete in the Glasgow Indoor Rowing competitions. This enthusiasm has continued to grow with pupils eager to try rowing sessions on the water both at Strathclyde Park Loch and the River Clyde. Pupils from St Mungo's now row at The Glasgow Schools' Rowing club at the weekends and attend the club's rowing camps during school holidays. The training allows pupils to make friends with pupils from other Glasgow schools throughout the city. The training also focuses on learning important life skills such as safety on water, working with others, taking responsibility and team building. Last year pupils were delighted to meet our heroine Katherine Grainger!! the enthusiasm of our pupils encourages others to participate in the sport making good use of one of Glasgow's natural resources."
Elizabeth Grant - Teacher St Mungo's Academy