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Northern Region squads for Power8Sprints 2018

Update as at 5 May 2018


It gives me great pleasure to announce that the TeamNewcastle squads for the 2018 Power8Sprints Regatta (which takes place on the 22 July as part of the Bristol Harbour Festival) have been selected and submitted:

* 14 Men (13 rowers plus 1 coach)

* 16 Women (13 rowers, 2 coxes and 1 coach).


We have representatives from Cambois, City of Sheffield, Durham University, Tees, Tyne ARC, University of Teesside, Yarm School, York City - some were racing at BUCS Regatta very recently for Durham University, Dundee University and Imperial College.


The coaching team is myself and Stan Collingwood supported by Dan Reading and Andy Brown. We then have 11 weeks to get ready for the event itself.


All are proud to represent the Northern and Yorkshire Regions; so let's get behind them all. The names of the rowers and coxes will be revealed later.  But I will tell you that all I see is pedigree, potential and pride to be the best we can be on the day.


Yes some of us will remember the Whitbread Sprints, Gateshead Garden Festival Sprints and DAF Power Sprints of the 80's and 90's but remember that the majority of the squad members were not even born when they were happening.


So this is the Power8Sprints - check it out at www.britishrowing.org/2018/02/british-rowing-launches-power8-sprints/


Kate O’Sullivan


Last updated 05-05-18

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