ROWING INTERNATIONAL HONOURS
The future looks bright for Hampton Rowing, following a remarkable summer, during which nine boys achieved international representation across a number of events, including the Junior World Championships in Rotterdam and the Coupe de la Jeunesse in Poland.
Dominic Jackson, an athlete in the Hampton School 1st VIII competed at the most prestigious event, the Junior World Championships, achieving a Bronze medal. He was selected from hundreds of rowers to represent Great Britain, following eight months of tough trials.
Fellow Hampton 1st VIII boys, Tom Long and Charlie Marcus ( cox), were nominated to represent Great Britain at the Coupe de la Jeunesse, a competition for European nations. The boys raced in the Junior Men’s Eight on two consecutive days and came away with a Gold medal on both occasions.
Other oarsmen who competed for international teams were Rory Gilligan and Lewis Owens, who raced for Ireland and England respectively at the Home International Regatta. Both boys raced in their country’s Coxed Four and Eight crews with Lewis winning two Gold medals and Rory finishing second and third.
Lower down the School, Hampton rowers in the Fifth Year represented Great Britain in the annual fixture against France. Piero Ladhur, Harry Fieldhouse, Thomas Cross and Matthew Hamilton won their race after an impressive sprint finish.