The UWA Boat Club added to their collection of awards over the weekend at the Rowing WA 2017 Rower of the Year Awards.
The UWA Boat Club is one of the state’s most successful clubs, and is often ranked in the top 10 rowing clubs in Australia.
Recently UWA student and club member James Kerr represented Australia in the 2017 Rowing World Championships in Florida. The club also have players competing for national representation in the youth divisions.
UWA Boat Club was awarded C Grade and D Grade premiers, the same awards they picked up last year.
In addition to this, UWA rower Bronwyn Cox was awarded joint Oarswoman of the Year with Annabelle McIntyre (Fremantle Rowing Club). Bronwyn and Annabelle earnt selection to the Australian U23 squad earlier this year, under the guidance of WAIS coach Rhett Ayliffe.
The two pressed their selection claims over a busy domestic campaign that saw the WA athletes impress at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta in Penrith, where they won the coxless pair title before taking further success in the women’s eight and women’s four, whilst McIntyre also added gold in the quad scull.
The highlight of their partnership came in the World Championships in Bulgaria. A second place finish for the pair behind Chile added to their success, in what proved to be a strong competition for the entire Australian team.
Graduate Officer, UWA Sport Marketing, Communication and Events