Junior Campaign by Mollie

To the Legion of Rowing Association members,

The Junior World Championships was an incredible experience and one I am very grateful to have been apart of. Representing New Zealand and wearing the black rowsuit was such an amazing feeling and I can only hope I have another opportunity to do so in the future. The racing was very tough, and some of my crews races were definitely better than others yet I was satisfied knowing I had given my all each time we were on the water. The course in Racice was awesome to race on, with very fast water and a lot of world best times being set over the regatta. It was awesome to see the rest of the New Zealand team achieving outstanding results as they all deserved it so much. Travelling was an experience in itself and we learnt a lot about the Czech Republic and their culture. On an afternoon off we got to go into Central Prague which was a lot of fun.

I have gained so much from the whole Juniors campaign. I have learnt so much about rowing and also myself as a person. The people I have shared this experience will remain life long friends, and I hope I have the opportunities to row with them again sometime in the near or far future. I have met so many amazing and inspirational people along the way. This would not have been possible without the support of people like you supporting us throughout our journey and for that I am very grateful.

Thank you

Kind Regards,

Mollie Gibson

Application for Junior Rowing Trust Awards

Applications for the 2017 Junior Trust Awards are closed

Last year’s succesful applicants were;

Brylie Gordon Hauraki Plains College Quad
Jack Lopas Christchurch Boys High School Double
Charlotte Spence Auckland Rowing Club (Auckland RPC) Coxless Four
Sam Monkley Cambridge High School Quad
Thomas Cummack Star Boating Club (Central RPC) Quad
Rueben Houghton Hamilton Boys High Eight

All 2016  junior rowers awarded the Legion Grants achieved A Finals at the 2016 world rowing championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Of note was the performance of Jack Lopas with his rowing partner Lenny Jenkins who earned the A-Final Gold Medal and World Champions Title

Legion Regatta Photographs

We hope that everyone enjoyed the regatta at Karapiro and are all set and ready for the World Masters Games coming up shortly. We’ve been lucky to have Peter Olifiers along with his camera and he’s very kindly allowed us to put a gallery of his photographers here on the website right here.  We hope you enjoy them.

Photo Gallery