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Five Years Running for Veivers' Rowers




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Edition 6 | Week 10, Term One, 2021

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Veivers holds on to the Roberts Family Trophy, after winning the Inter-House Regatta for a fifth year in a row at Bond on 27 March. The Rowing community was able to come together and see the athletes race for the first time this year, creating an exciting day and a great event for the Rowing programme.

Veivers and Starkey had been swapping the lead all morning with scores level after twelve races. However it was in the last three races that Veivers stepped up to hold off a strong finishing Laver for first place.

This regatta is a chance for Senior rowers to mix with the new rowers and help them prepare for their first races next term. Crews of all year levels mixed together helped the 20 new rowers take the next step in their rowing development. It was wonderful to see the crews work together and remarkable to see just how well the new rowers have taken to the sport.

Well done to Angus Riddle winning the first race of the day in the Boys Year 7 Single Scull and to Livi Budd winning the Girls Year 7 Single Scull. Laver continued to impress with their quads, but it was Veivers Single Scullers that continued to push them into the lead. Rowing Captain Fergus McKeon won the Open Boys Single Scull, while our other Rowing Captain Sofie Smith was happy to take the Roberts Family Trophy for Veivers as she has not lost the trophy the whole time she has been in the Rowing programme.

While the action was out on the water, it was still fantastic to see the whole rowing community come together with helpers setting up tents, driving tinnies, cooking up bacon and eggs and sausages for the hungry mouths. A big thank you to the staff, parents and supporters who made it along to cheer on the students, it is always a great day to share a little piece of Somerset College that lives off campus.

  • 1st – Veivers – 445
  • 2nd – Laver – 395
  • 3rd – Starkey – 360
  • 4th – Franklin – 340
  • 5th – Andrews – 280
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