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On Friday 9th March, Elle Kadir, Jacob Sherwin and Keith Newby-Stewart were amongst selected students from the Oarsome Project to represent Warrington Youth Row, competing at The National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships. The event caters for over 2500 young people aged 11-18 and acts as the finale to the indoor rowing year. WYR were one of the very few northern-based rowing teams to enter the event and let me tell you, we caused quite a stir!

A special mention must go to Elle Kadir, who came away with a bronze medal from the Girls’ Junior 14 event finishing 3rd out of 214 competitors. The girls placed an amazing 14th out of 110 in the Girls’ Sprint Relay, with the boys placing a solid 22nd out of 88 in the Boys Sprint Relay.

NJIRC was a great opportunity, one we are certain the students will remember for a long time. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day for all involved and, for many, their first visit to London. We were even lucky enough to meet and greet Triple Olympic Gold Medallist, Andrew Triggs Hodge OBE. Exciting times are ahead as we now begin preparations for the next event, which is the Schools’ Regatta on the banks of The Mersey on Thursday 12th July 2018

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