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Addy Dunkley-Smith

Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)

Addy commenced her rowing at the Barwon Rowing Club in year 7 with Jen Cleary. She then went onto row at Geelong College. In 2012 joined Mercantile Rowing Club.

2010 – Head of the River First Crew – Second

2011 – Head of the River First Crew – First

2012 – Interstate Championships – Women’s Youth Eight two seat – Third

2013 – Interstate Championships – Women’s Youth Eight stroke – Second

2013 – Australian team in Trans Tasman Under 21 Series – won pair, four and eight and Australia won series.

2014 – World Under 23 Championships – Women’s Eight bow seat – Fourth

2015 – Interstate Championships – Women’s Eight bow – First

2015 – World Under 23 Championships – Women’s Pair bow – Bronze

Addy’s short but spectacular rowing career indicates that there is much more to come.

Her career highlight is the bronze medal at the Under 23 World Championships where they rowed through the field from fifth to third. However she readily remembers with glee the 2015 Victorian Queens Cup win with the senior girls.

Addy, coach Simon Gadsden and pair partner Kat Werry after the presentation of her bronze medal at U23 World Championships

The influences on her career? Her mother Addy Bucek, a dual Olympian in sailing, encouraged Addy to pursue sport and provided her with the commitment and passion for it. She also looks up to her older brother Josh who she regards as a humble, intelligent, generous and loving brother who has also had a spectacular rowing career.

Andrew Guerin
October 2015

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