Back in December, our Recs took over the clubroom to celebrate Christmas and say thank you to Chris Lawn who stood down as their VC after an amazing eight years.
By all accounts, it was an awesome night led by new VC Malcolm … guessing there was a few jokes in there too, with catering by Rec Alison with business partner Sarah aka BSK Foodies.
A celebratory blade had been organised for him but it wasn’t ready in time (always the way!) so a wooden spoon was painted as a substitute, which, I think. can be seen poking out of Malcom’s pocket! Chris can also be seen sporting a new apron …
Over 50 Recs attended which is testimony to the support for Chris.
In an update to the story, originally posted on Facebook, the celebratory blade has now been received and presented to Chris, a true work of art indeed … the blade not Chris, although Chris is indeed wearing well 😜
The Junior Awards took place on Saturday 🏆🏆
Congratulations to all those below, and to those who came so close.
Most improved Cox, and securing The Stallard cup, awarded for outstanding contribution to the junior squad over and above Rowing – Charlie D (pictured)
Most improved Junior girl – Megan W
Most improved junior boy – Sam G
Most junior coxed wins – Danny O
Most junior wins- Danny O
BRC Blades for best overall performance of the year – Luke D and Patrick for the Junior Brit Champs
The Katie Ball Cup – awarded to the junior most likely to succeed, based on technical ability, commitment to training and competitiveness – Luke D
A new BRC Award, The Community Cup, has been sponsored by Cllr Mark Mills-Bishop who is a local County Councillor and Deputy Executive Member for Localism, who recognises the value of sport and how it improves the quality of people’s lives both physically and socially.
The Community Cup recognises an individual’s contribution to the Recreational Squad facilitating the participation of others including
• making people feel welcome
• encouraging new members to take up the sport at the end of the Learn to Row course
• Helping to organise outings and trips
• Supporting coaching, coxing, mentoring
In its first year, the deserving winner is Christopher Moody who, along with all the above, also organises and leads the Learn to Row course working with existing members as support.
Congratulations Mr M, very well deserved .