Rowing success at National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Students from across the David Ross Education Trust (DRET) travelled to the capital this term to compete in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships.

Held at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in London, the event brought together secondary school students from across the country to compete in the world’s biggest indoor rowing competition.

Shane Ward, Sports Enrichment Manager at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “We saw a great team effort from all of the students that took part. They represented the Trust with such pride and enthusiasm.”

The team have been celebrating as five DRET students appeared in the top 10 positions within their national age groups.

James Toynton, a student at Skegness Grammar School, took home a bronze medal for his outstanding performance in the Year 10 Boys’ race.

Malcolm Arnold Academy’s Eriks Ascuks was awarded 4th place in the Year 11 Boys’ competition, whilst Year 8 student Ryan Thompson from Havelock Academy came 6th in his year group.

Liam Adlard, a Year 9 student from Thomas Middlecott Academy took home 8th place in his age category and Freya Davis from Humberston Academy secured 10th place in the Year 10 Girls’ contest.

Shane Ward continued: “The rowing programmes that we offer across our academies, alongside the hard work of our students, are certainly paying off.

“It is fantastic to see our students progressing and developing their talents in order to compete at a national level. Congratulations to everyone that took part in this event.”