Local rowers chosen for Kings & Queens Cup

Jason Waddell at the presentation dinner (below) and training on the Nepean River.  Photos supplied.

Rowing NSW is pleased to announce the following athletes, based at the Hancock Prospecting Women’s National Training Centre (NTC) in Penrith, have been selected in the NSW State Team for the 2024 Kings and Queens Cups Interstate Regatta.

Tara Rigney – Nell Slatter Trophy; Georgie Rowe, Harriet Hudson, Laura Gourley, Rowena Meredith, Samantha Morton – Queen’s Cup.

Jason Waddell (pictured) from the Nepean Rowing Club has also been chosen in the Men’s Lightweight Four, which will race in the Penrith Cup.

“It has been another big season in preparation of making this state team, with many early mornings and long sessions. It has been an enjoyable process and journey to get to this point, and now that I have made the team, I’m looking forward to executing all that hard work come race day,” said Jason.

“It is very exciting being named in the NSW state team. This will be the 10th state Rowing team in which I have represented, with my first team being back in 2007. I am now the older athlete in the squad, so I hope I can impart some knowledge and skills to the others in the boat that will give us an advantage come race day.”