Celebrations and Success

Reading University Head Of the River

Saturday the 9th of March was a big day for everyone at RUBC as we hosted our annual Head race and then later all attended the formal dinner in the evening.

The day presented itself with sun accompanied by some strong gusts. Overall, it was a successful day for every athlete at RUBC, we came away with six wins across the board. After BUCS Head being cancelled the week prior to our head race, last weekend presented itself as the perfect opportunity for RUBC’s Womens squad who were unable to race due to inclement weather at Gloucester. Here the women’s squad picked up a win in the Womens U23 4x, W 4x Band 2 and Womens 4x Division 2.

 
Women’s Inter A: Franky, Maria, Amy and Sophie

Women’s Inter A: Franky, Maria, Amy and Sophie

Women’s Beginner A: Rosie, Marina, Amina and Eloise

Women’s Beginner A: Rosie, Marina, Amina and Eloise

 

The men also brought back a series of wins throughout the day. With wins in the Open Mens 4x Band 2, Open Mens 4x Band 1 and 2 (Division 2). Some solid performances across the board, which has been set up by some really impressive wins and races at Gloucester the weekend prior to Reading University Head Of the River.

 
Men’s Beginner A: Benji, Will, Jack and Angus (Al Cragie)

Men’s Beginner A: Benji, Will, Jack and Angus (Al Cragie)

Men’s Champ: Rory, George, Luke and Sean

Men’s Champ: Rory, George, Luke and Sean

Men’s Inter A: Rob, Dave, Alistair and Alex (Al Cragie)

Men’s Inter A: Rob, Dave, Alistair and Alex (Al Cragie)

 

The Boat Club was also lucky enough to host tea for some special guests including the University’s recently appointed Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Van de Noort; many alumni from the Boat Club; the Director of Sport, Mr Iain Akhurst; and some great supporters from The Friends of the University.

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Reading University Formal Dinner 2019

After a successful day at our head race, we all sat down together with alumni to celebrate the achievements of every athlete at RUBC. From captains speeches to the unveiling of the promo video we covered it all. Aside from this every year the coaches, captains and President presents individuals with awards in recognition of specific achievements.

Awards:

  • Woman of the year: Chloe Knight

  • Man of the year: Rory Harris

  • Novice of the year: Jack Mattock

  • Ambassador: Lucy Ryan

  • Teammate of the year: Alex Badcott

  • Most improved woman: Franky Bailey Tait

  • Most improved man: Joe Pitt

  • Positivity: Hettie Horler

  • Most committed: Sean O’ Mahony

 
Teamwork makes that dream work!

Teamwork makes that dream work!

Women’s Beginner B: Karena, Izzy, Emily and Ava

Women’s Beginner B: Karena, Izzy, Emily and Ava

Francesca Bailey Tait