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australian rowers profiles and history

Kevin P Webb OAM

Haberfield Rowing Club (NSW)

1946- Interstate Men's Eight Championship six seat - Second

1947- Interstate Men's Eight Championship six seat - Second

1950- British Empire Games- reserve

1958- British Empire & Commonwealth Games- Men's Coxless Pair stroke- Bronze

1958- Henley Royal

1960- Olympic Games- Men's Double Scull stroke- eliminated in repechage

1960- Olympic Games - Olympic rowing team captain

1962- British Empire & Commonwealth Games- Men's Coxless Four coach - Unplaced

1965- Interstate Men's Lightweight Four Championship coach- First

1988- Chairman of the Australian Championships Organising Committee

Kevyn on the right racing in New Zealand in 1958 on a Haberfield trip

Kevyn was one of the key instigators in the introduction of a National Championships. His report to the AARC dated 30th November 1959, with its extensive research on how other nations ran their championships, was adopted and the regatta created. The description of how the National Championships came into being and the great work of Kevyn Webb, appears on the National Championships home page of this history.

Kevyn joined Haberfield in 1938 and over the next 22 years won 18 State Championships and over 200 open races. As a coach he his crews won 32 State Championships. At Haberfield he held every official position from Captain to President to Patron. In NSW he held numerous official positions including Vic President of the Association, selector and Interstate Championships Organising Committee Chairman. He was a tireless supporter of the sport throughout his life. He died in 1991.


Andrew Guerin 2011

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