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City Girls Medal at British Rowing Championships

Two City of London School Year 10 Girls, Emily Downey and Isabella Wells were part of the crew from Lea Rowing Club in Hackney which took the Bronze Medal in the Girls Coxed Quads at the British Junior Rowing Championships at the end of July in Nottingham.

Two City of London School Year 10 Girls, Emily Downey and Isabella Wells were part of the crew from Lea Rowing Club in Hackney which took the Bronze Medal in the Girls Coxed Quads at the British Junior Rowing Championships at the end of July in Nottingham. 30 crews from schools and clubs all over Britain competed in this particular event. This is quite a remarkable achievement as Emily and Issy have been rowing for less than a year. Over 2000 top Junior athletes from 134 Clubs and Schools took part in Championships which had a total of 631 boats entered – the highest entry ever.
Rowing has become increasingly popular since London 2012 when Great Britain won the Olympic Regatta. The sport has particularly attracted large numbers of young female athletes who have come to rowing from other sports.
Lea Rowing Club is north east London’s biggest rowing club and has a very strong tradition in women’s rowing, sending three of the first women Rowing Olympians to Montreal in 1976. Last year one of the Club’s junior girls won a Gold rowing for the GB Junior Team.