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.
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.
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.
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.
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