End of Season Awards
Shanklin's Christmas dinner saw the awarding of the newly reinstated club awards. After several years of absence the club have introduced six new trophies to award at the end of each season. The six trophies are across three categories, with a trophy for both Men and Women.
Despite a tough decision process given the vast amounts of success
Cadet Oarsman of the Year -Ethan Walters
At only 11 years of age when the season began, Ethan competed in many J16 events throughout the Hants and Dorset season, going on to earn a silver medal in the South Coast Championships in the J16 Quad. His successful season came to an end with two wins at Itchen Imperial Junior Regatta. All of this was often achieved against older opposition, an amazing achievement!
Cadet Oarswomen of the Year - Mia Phelan
Given her vast array of notable successes by the end of the season, few would believe that at the time of writing in December, Mia has been rowing for well under a year! Quickly picking up the ropes after starting in the summer, Mia eventually rowed at the South Coast Championships in a Ladies Junior Four that won their heat, before earning a win at Itchen Junior Regatta in October! Imagine if she'd had a whole winter to prepare!
Most Improved Oarsman of the Year - Jamie Gamble
Jamie trained hard all winter with his pairs partner Henry, and has perhaps taken on the most new challenges of all Shanklin rowers this year, learning to row both the pair and the single scull competently within the last year, earning him a J16 sculls win at our home regatta. His season was relevantly and deservedly topped off with his win as part of the Men's J/S Four at South Coast in September.
Most Improved Oarswomen of the Year - Emily Andre
Emily earns this award after her first racing season for Shanklin. With an extremely hard work ethic Emily's fitness went from strength to strength and sheplayed an important part in the successful season of her four, which was promoted to Junior status. Emily was eventually selected to row in the Ladies Junior A boat at the South Coast Rowing Championships!
Oarsman of the Year - Alex Robertson