Avon County Juniors Shine in Composite Crew at Henley Women’s Regatta

On Saturday, 22nd June, two of Avon County Rowing Club’s talented junior rowers joined forces with peers from Millfield School and Minerva Rowing Club to compete as a composite quad at the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta.

In the highly competitive J16 4x- event with 32 entries, our composite crew excelled! Liv, Tatiana, Charlotte and Zara powered through their time trial with determination, clocking an impressive 5 minutes and 24 seconds. This secured them 11th place overall, missing the final 8 by just 4 seconds – a remarkable achievement highlighting the potential of these young athletes. While narrowly missing the finals was bittersweet, the experience gained and bonds formed were invaluable, setting the stage for future achievements.

Liv from Avon County Rowing Club said ‘Racing at the Henley Women’s Regatta 2024 was an incredible experience – it was amazing to see and race on the famous course, and the atmosphere was brilliant! Being a part of a composite crew was a great opportunity and I really enjoyed learning from the athletes and coaches from other clubs

The event confirms the benefits of composite crews for clubs and rowers:

  1. Expanded Opportunities: Allowing clubs and individual rowers to participate in prestigious events.
  2. Skill Development: Exposing rowers to different techniques and perspectives.
  3. Building Connections: Fostering friendships across the rowing community.
  4. Increased Competitiveness: Combining talent to achieve higher performance levels.
  5. Motivation and Inspiration: Competing at high-profile events drives young rowers to excel.

Composite crews embody the spirit of cooperation and excellence in rowing. We look forward to more opportunities to join forces with other clubs and showcase the best of what our rowers can achieve.

Congratulations to our fantastic junior rowers and their teammates. Your hard work and team spirit have made us all immensely proud and we can’t wait to see you race again at British Rowing Junior Championships!