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Although school shut some time ago, a good number of our boys have been chosen to represent Great Britain at various international regattas around the world this Summer. Firstly, three boys from the Colts A (Kenworthy, Bernstein and Sandberg) joined Rowan Lawson from the second VIII to compete in a private match for under 16s against France. They duly beat the French, and delighted coach David Rachel.

Following a week of very gruelling trials to decide the World Championship team at Nottingham straight after Henley, Constantine Louloudis (Coll) emerged as the top strokeside oarsman in the country and is stroking the coxless four. He is joined by three others each haling from St Pauls, Kingston Grammar and George Watson's. Three other boys have been chosen for the eight. They are Ed Nainby-Luxmoore (CMJ) who is in D block, Max Monfared (MAG) and Caspar Jopling (DMG). They are currently on training camp and will travel to France where the World Championships will take place this year in Brive from 5th to 8th August. Oliver Fletcher has been chosen as cox for the Coupe de la Jeunesse (a development style event for those not of World Championship status). He will steer both the eight and the coxed four. Ian Lawson, our second VIII coach will coach these crews. David Rachel is also coaching the girl's eight at the Coupe.

Two recent leavers, both ex-captain's of boats, raced in the eights event at the under 23 World Championships, albeit for different nations. Ant Locke (CMJ '07) raced at 7 in the British eight and won a bronze medal whilst Matt Evans (RPDF '05) who rowed with Ant in the PE winning crew of '05 came fifth for the Canadians. Ant (pictured kneeling second from right) is still studying at Harvard and Matt has graduated from Princeton and returns to study at Oxford in September 09.



DATE POSTED: 29 July 2009

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