New boats named at St Neots Rowing Club
Members of St Neots Rowing Club gathered on Sunday to officially name three new racing boats recently purchased by the club. The main body of funding toward the three craft came from a £10k grant from Sport England organised by Helen Knowles on behalf of the club. A second and very special contribution came as a legacy from the family of the late Eric Davies who enjoyed a long history with the club. The rowing club provided the balance of funds to pay for these valued boats.
- ‘Eric’s Legacy’ is a double scull and was named by his son Robin, who is also currently President of the club.
- The second boat is a single scull named after the club’s first World Champion Jacqui Round, and was unveiled by her after a fantastic eulogy from her former coach and Vice Chairman of the club, Martyn Rooney.
- The third boat, a single scull named ‘Diamond’ in recognition of the Queen’s Jubilee, was unveiled by Nick Shorten, Junior Captain.
The club also recently received a grant from St Neots Town Council under the Grant Aid scheme, which was doubled by the club to purchase a set of sculling blades for its new junior members to use.
Members of the senior squad will be in action this coming Sunday at the National Masters event held at the National Watersports Centre, Nottingham.
Pictured – Robin Davies unveiling Eric’s Legacy Photographs by Mick Staddon