Australian Women Rowers return from successful overseas campaign

The Women’s 8’s won Gold in Lucerne.
8’s:Top row L-R: Paige Barr, Bronwyn Cox, Ella Bramwell; Bottom row L-R: Eleanor Price, cox Talia Barnet-Hepples, Giorgia Patten, Georgie Rowe, Emma Fessey,  Jacqui Swick

THE Australian Women’s Rowing Squad, which is based in Penrith at the Hancock Prospecting Rowing Australia Women’s National Training Centre, has returned from a successful international campaign, competing in the World Cup 2 in Poznan, Poland; the Henley Royal Regatta in Henly-On-Thames, England;; followed by the World Cup 3 in Luzern (Lucerne), Switzerland.

“We won gold with the Women’s 4’s, silver with both the lightweight Women’s Double and the Lightweight Women’s Single, bronze with the Women’s 8 and the Women’s Single and a fourth placing with the Women’s Quad in Poznan,” said Australian head coach John Keogh.

The Australians then raced at the Henley Royal Regatta in the UK and finished runner-up in three separate events, being the Women’s 8, Women’s 4 and Women’s Pair.  Henley is match-racing, with 2 crews racing at a time and the loser being eliminated from the regatta. 

The Women’s 4’s won Gold in Poznan.
4’s: L-R: Annabelle McIntyre OAM, Bronwyn Cox, Katrina Werry, Lucy Stephan.

“We had three crews make it the Final (at Henley), where they were beaten by other International teams racing at the event,” said John.

“Unfortunately, on the back of this regatta, we had 9 cases of Covid, meaning we had to scratch crews from World Cup 3 in Luzern.

“We still managed great results (in Switzerland), winning gold with the Women’s 8, silver with the Women’s Single and a sixth place in the Women’s Pairs. We were however forced to scratch the Women’s 4’s, the Lightweight Women’s 4’s, the Lightweight Women’s Single and the Women’s Quad Sculls.

“We are now preparing for the World Championships in the Czech Republic and we depart for Europe on the 28th August.”