1939- Interstate Men's Eight Championship selector & coach- His crew was disqualified
Alan Jacobsen in his book
Australia in World Rowing said of Thompson: вЂќhe was not a man not to be trifled with, and he let everyone know it in the way that was
expected of coaches in those days.вЂќ
In a newspaper report in 1932, previewing the Victorian crew, the following summary of Ben was provided:
Ben S Thompson, Richmond, age 27, height 6 ft, weight 12.6, commenced rowing in 1920, and won the maiden eight double at Upper Yarra and Albert Park in 1921, a maiden four at Ballarat the same year. Then followed three junior fours, one junior pair, three junior eights and four senior pairs. He rowed No. 3 in the Victorian crew that won the King's Cup in 1930. Last season, he won the champion eights in the seven seat, and champion four in the three seat this season.
Above: 1930 King's Crew - Ben in three seat
Above: 1930 King's Cup crew - Ben is seated right hand side of from row
Andrew Guerin - March 2018
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