On Saturday 18 June we celebrated the ’21/’22 season, with the following awardees:
Club race winners: Jack H, Keith W, John C, Chelsea C, Anthea A, Mikey G, Kerrin H, Millie C, Alex P, coxed by Derek B
Mal Scott Male club rower of the year: Ben Wardle
Male Masters rower of the year: Phillip Munson
Male Masters composite rower of the year: Ray Dennis
John Sawyer Female club rower of the year: Kate Dyball
Female masters rower of the year: Michelle Joy
Eye of the Tiger: John Carey
Captain’s Award: Helen Pearce & Kirsty Fergie
Don Edwards Coxswain of the year: Derek Begg
The President’s Award: Sue-Virginia O’Hanlon
Special thanks to Amy Catlin for organising the evening, helpers Kirsty Fergie and Sarah Hardy and to our bar manager Lily Innes- Irons and all the helpers on the bar. Set up and clean up was done by Amy and Gerry with some helpers on the night.
I am very pleased to share with the Richmond Rowing Club membership that we placed 2nd in the RV Club Premiership for the 2019/20 year.
This is an excellent result for all involved with the club. As you may recall one of our 4 objectives guiding our 5 year vision was to place in the Top 5 of the RV Club Championship. It is great to know we have achieved this only 3 years into this 5 year period.
Well done to all the rowers, coxswains, coaches, volunteers and supporters who were part of this achievement and good luck for the coming year where we hope to back this up.
I would also like to congratulate Derek Begg who placed 3rd in the 2019/20 RV Male Coxswain of the Year Award. It is great to see Derek recognised in this way, he is a dedicated coxswain and coach for the club and it is wonderful we have someone of his experience as part of the club. Well done Derek!!!
This years RRC Presentation Night is only a few weeks away on Saturday 27th May at 7pm. So pack away the zootie and dress to impress as we celebrate all the achievements of our club members for the last year. We’ve had some cracking races not too mention state club and masters titles. We’ll be honouring all of these along with our Annual awards including rowers and coxswain of the year. Club races and time trial winners will also be announced so make sure you’re there to receive your awards!
Tickets are on sale now at Trybooking. Bring along your partner or friends for what will be a special night at the clubhouse including a three course meal for $45. Drinks will be available to purchase at the bar.
This evening is also the perfect opportunity to thank everyone who has made the year possible including coaches, coxes and volunteers. It’s the ideal time to come together and celebrate all that is great about our special club and the friends we have there.
I can’t wait and I hope to see you all there too!
Thanks to everyone who came together on Saturday night to celebrate the achievements of RRC for the past season. From the comfort of our beautiful boathouse we remembered the great wins, the closes races, the fun nights, the early mornings and the special friendships we have built.
We also presented the annual awards based on entries and race wins throughout the season. In some very close point counts congratulations goes to: Mal Scott Award (Male rower of the year) – Michael Gehling John Sawyer Award (Female rower of the year) – Geraldine Goss Don Edwards Award (Cox of the year) – Derek Begg Oar bender Award – Kieran Burke, for his impressive display in breaking the shaft of a sweep oar during a race at Ballarat this season. Keith Millar Time Trial – Tub 4+ around the island Winner of the Women’s
Jodie Niasbitt, Vicki Brennan, Suzzane Mullner, Stefanie Dudzig, Cox : Dave Micallef
Time 35:53 (altered course due to river dredging at the island) Winner of the Men’s
Robert Gordon, Ray O’Shea, Enrique Mai, Lachlan Molesworth, Cox : Sandrine Balbo
Time 40:16 President’s Award – Vicki Brennan, for being an all round amazing help and super efficient treasurer. I can not thank her enough for her time, effort and support over the last couple of years. On top of all those jobs she takes on as treasurer she is also the person you can thank for the bar being stocked at our functions and more often than not she will even volunteer to serve you that drink.
The evening concluded with a slideshow of this seasons highlights, if you want to see it take a look here.
Now the season is concluded we want to look forward to the next one which will be here before you know it. This Saturday we will be hosting a planning day at the boathouse from 10am, it’s your opportunity to have your say and we welcome your opinions so please come along or contact [email protected] if you want more information.