Leander Club had an impressive 51 athletes invited to take part in this invitational GB small boat trial, at Caversham Lake.
Out of 36 possible places in the A finals, Leander athletes filled 22.
In the men’s pair event, Leander’s Tom George and Oliver Wynne- Griffith took the win in style. Leander boats finished in 1st,4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th,11th and 24th positions.
In the women’s pair event, our development athletes based out of the club, Juliette Perry and Natasha Morrice, finished in an incredible 2nd place and Daisy Bellamy and Amelia Standing also reached the A final. Both crews were coached by Richard Chambers. Leander boats finished in 2nd, 3rd, 4th,5th,6th, 7th and 16th positions.
In the men’s singles, Leander’s George Bourne raced superbly to take the win ahead of Seb Devereux in 3rd. Leander scullers finished in 1st,3rd,5th, 6th, 7th, 9th 11th, 12th and 24th.
Miles Devereux from our development squad made the A final and was the fastest U23 sculler.
In the women’s single, Hannah Scott came 2nd with Leander scullers finishing in 2nd,5th, 9th and 18th positions.
Matt Beechey, Men’s Chief Coach, said: “It was fantastic to see some incredible racing from our internationals and great to see our club development athletes mixing it up with world and Olympic medallists.
To have eight Leander scullers in the top 12, including the top two U23s, shows that the sculling program at the club continues to go from strength to strength.”
Ross Hunter, Women’s Chief Coach, said: “It has been a fantastic weekend of racing, to have the opportunity for our development athletes to line up alongside the GB team is something special.
As always, the senior team Leander athletes did an amazing job at showing their class but what really impressed me were the performances from our club-based squad. The depth we have at Leander Club right now is a strong indication that the future looks bright.”