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Australian Lightweight Coxless Four

SUBC and AIS athlete Tim OCallaghan has realised a long standing ambition by being selected in the Australian Lightweight Four for the 2003 World Championships. After good success in the early trials Tims quest for selection took a wrong turn when his pair partner Karl Parker was ruled out of the last Selection Regatta on medical grounds. On only a few days notice Tim teamed up with George Jelbart of...

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National Championships Medal Haul

Sydney University rowers capped off a spectacularly successful week at the National Rowing Titles at Lake Barrington, Tasmania when seven members of the SUBC squad represented NSW , winning the Noel Wilkinson Trophy for the Interstate Youth Eight in the quick time of 5 min 45 secs. Early in the week SUBC rowers performed outstandingly with the highlights being: 1. National Champions U23 Men's Hvy Eight (Hegerty, Ryan, Valli, Williams,...

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SUBC Heads To Tasmania for National Championships

Next week the Australian National Championships begin on Lake Barrington in Tasmania. The regatta runs from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th April, with Kings Cup Men?s eight race being the finale of the regatta. Lake Barrington is located in Tasmania's North-West region, a rich agricultural area also noted for its scenic beauty, with ready access to the highlands and lake districts. The Lake is now one of the finest rowing...

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Sydney University Sports Awards Dinner

Last night at the Sydney University Sports Annual Award dinner, Simon Strong and Stewart Wood were award Westpac Sportsmen of the year for 2002. The award was presented jointly by Prof. Gavin Brown (Vice Chancellor) and David Bower (Westpac, Regional Executive, Sales & Service). Professor Gavin Brown read a brief overview of the pair's achievements from 2002, which highlighted the calibre of athletes receiving the award.   Achievements for 2002:...

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SUBC Heavyweights Dominate Selection Regatta

The Australian Selection regatta concluded on Friday, with Men's Head Coach Noel Donaldson reading the preliminary list of squads required for further trialling. This concluded a huge week of racing for all athletes involved, with seven 2000m races being completed over a five day period. SUBC athletes performed strongly throughout the entire regatta, in particular our heavyweight sweepers and scullers performed extremely well. Francis Hegerty (SUBC Captain) finished the week...

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Australian Junior Selection Regatta

Sydney University Boat Club for the first time ever will be sending four athletes and a Cox to the National Junior Selection Regatta, to be held from the 7th May to 9th May at Sydney International Regatta Centre. The crew has only just been finalised today (5/4/03), after ergo trials and seat racing at Penrith. During the past week seven athletes from various GPS school trialed for the seats in...

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University Crew Top at Riverview Gold Cup

Stroked by Club Captain Francis Hegerty Sydney Universitys No.1 crew finished strongest to hold out St Ignatius College in the 2003 Gold Cup. The university boat had earlier cruised through their heat and semi without incident but were always aware that with a short course, variable conditions and a sharp turn into the finish this race could never be taken for granted. During the week the crew received some welcome...

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Syney Uni On Top At NSW State Championships

The Mens and Womens Clubs of Sydney University rowing combined at the February NSW State Rowing Championships to take out the Honours Trophy for the leading Club. Points for this trophy are awarded based on first, second and third placings at the Championships. Our photo shows Francis Hegerty (SUBC Captain)and Bronwen Watson (SUWRC Captain) receiving the Honours Trophy from John Coates, Chairman Australian olympic Committee. All the squad of 36...

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