Dover Rowing Club have held their end-of-season prizegiving after a successful 2023.
Members have won titles at the South Coast Championships and the British Offshore Championships, with others competing at the Henley Royal Regatta.
Their women’s novice four winners - Emily Harvey, Nikki Leggatt, Holly Hannington and Janice Bradford, coxed by Will Coleman - were formally presented with their South Coast Championship trophy which was absent at the event.
The junior-senior men’s four South Coast winners - Coleman, Jasper Mallet, Sebastian Steele and Cameron Mackintosh, coxed by Ella Cook - also received their awards.
Captain Maria West-Burrows thanked club secretary Jacky Silk for all the fantastic work she does, as well as Tony Burrows for trailer towing and Steve Woods, Coleman and club president Nick Bailey for their work on boat maintenance and David Newman for his press reports.
Club awards went to Zara White and Bradford as joint-winners of the most-improved female rower. White received the award for her impressive development while Bradford, who joined during the season, brought an abundance of enthusiasm and a competitive attitude to help propel her crew to the South Coast Championship title.
Duncan Taylor was awarded the men’s most-improved rower gong for his hard work while the most-improved junior went to Josh Grassby.
Coxswain of the year and the rowers’ rower awards both went to Coleman for his hard work within the club and his willingness to cox whenever available and Silk was club person of the year for all the behind-the-scenes work she carries out.
The final captain’s gong went to Oliver White, Sonny Hart, Henry Cox and Artie Everington-Nee, who make up the club’s J14 crew. The youngsters were coached and coxed by West-Burrows throughout the season.