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G J Adams

Essendon Rowing Club (Vic)

1926 - Captain Essendon Rowing Club

1926 - Henley on Yarra Grand Challenge Cup for senior eights, seven seat - First

1926 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship two seat - Third

The Essendon Rowing Club history records the 1925-26 as follows:

Success was not widespread during the next season, though for the first time, the Club was prominently represented in Maiden, Junior and Senior events. The Victorious Junior crew was promoted to Senior ranks and this fraternity won two Senior Eight races - at the Melbourne Regatta and at Henley on the Yarra on October 24th 1925 which entitled the E.R.C. to hold the Grand Challenge Cup for the first time.

At the Sale Regatta on April 5, 1926 the Senior Pair gained second place; and the perpetual J.V. Gunst Cup was won in the Challenge Fours at Preston.

G.J. Adams, the captain of the club and who rowed No. 7 in the victorious Senior Eight was selected to row No. 2 in the Victorian Eight which finished a good third in the King's Cup Race.

1926 Victorian crew with G.J. Adams in two seat

In 1929, a new practise eight was named in his honour.

Andrew Guerin
October 2020

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