Wednesday 21st September saw the rearranged Cornwall Watersports School Games Competition take place at Mylor Harbour. 78 pupils in 13 teams from 7 schools took part in the gig rowing – which was cancelled in June due to high winds and rain.
Fowey and Mullion schools shared the spoils, both winning two of the four categories. Mullion school sees Cadgwith and Coverack gig rowers coming together to represent their school.
Photo above: Fowey girls – winners of the year 7 to 9 event
The event is organised by Cornwall Sports Partnership and British Rowing, with support from local gig clubs in the area. 6 clubs loaned their wooden boats for event (Devoran, Flushing & Mylor, Roseland, Nankersey, Helford & Falmouth) and many provided volunteers who helped to run the event & coxswain the crews.
This competition is just part of the work Kevin Sellar does, who also organises indoor rowing competitions, and supports clubs to link with their local schools in Devon & Cornwall. The Cornwall School Games indoor rowing competition is due to take place on the 9th December at Penair school. The 2017 watersports games is planned for the 28th June – this could be a great opportunity to strengthen your junior squad, if you would like support to link with your local school please contact Kevin on firstname.lastname@example.org 07876 727278 or Rhiannon Bailey Rhiannon.bailey@britishrowing.
Photo above: Fowey, years 10 and 11 Open winners
The school games is a great opportunity for schools and clubs to come together. Without the support from local rowing clubs loaning equipment, providing coaching & volunteering the event couldn’t run today. There is always a great atmosphere at this event and today was no exception. Rhiannon Bailey (British Rowing)
Photo above: Mullion Years 7 to 9 Winners
Photo above: Mullion Years 10 and 11 Girls Winners
Rachel Knott, young people & education lead at Cornwall Sports Partnership ‘working in partnership with organisations such as British Rowing, the RYA and global boarders allows us to put on unique events outside of the more traditional school sport programme. After the June event was cancelled due to gale force winds it was great to see schools turn out for todays event.’
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