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australian rowers profiles and history

J William Bradshaw

Mercantile Rowing Club (Vic)
1972 - Life Member Mercantile Rowing Club
1962-66 - Hon Secretary Victorian Rowing Association
1966-85 - Executive Committee Victorian Rowing Association
1986 - Life member of the Victorian Rowing Association

Bill in a typically relaxed pose at a regatta he was running

Regatta organizer within Victoria for several decades including several Australian Championships. Bill was known as the Regatta King. Not only was a long serving and excellent competition manager for Victorian rowing, he was an innovator. Many of the things we take for granted today, arose from the work of Bill Bradshaw.

He personally lifted the standard and professionalism of regatta organisation in Australia by running regattas of a very high standard. Other State Associations had to match the standard at Interstate and National Championships.

His confident and calm demeanour was born of excellent planning, thoroughness and experience: having seen all issues, he was capable of dealing with them in an expeditiously and correct manner.

Andrew Guerin 2015

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