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Winkworth, William C - Australian Rowing History

William C Winkworth

Haberfield Rowing Club (NSW)

1948- Interstate Men's Eight Championship four seat- First

1950- British Empire Games Men's Four two seat- Silver

 

Bill Winkworth of Haberfield Rowing Club passed away aged 92.

Bill commenced his rowing in 1937 and was a champion oarsman and a 'father figure' of Haberfield along with Kevyn Webb, Owen Ruffles, Lance Robinson, Bert Harding, Geoff McIntyre among others.

Bill made an outstanding contribution to rowing over a period of 70 years at Haberfield , NSW Rowing, Union of Rowers and Australia as an oarsman, an administrator and a boat race official.

He was Treasurer at Haberfield for 50 years and Treasurer of Rowing NSW for many years in the 50/60's.

As an oarsman he won many state championships for Haberfield and was in the all conquering Haberfield Eight that represented NSW in winning the King's Cup in Tasmania in 1948.

He represented Australia in the coxed four at the Empire Games in Auckland in 1950 winning a silver medal for his country.

 

 

 

1948 NSW crew after winning the King's Cup

 

 

1950 Empire Games Men's Coxed Four

Left to right: Ken Gee, Bill Winkworth, Kevin Fox, Erwin Eder, Les Montgomery, Jack Eddie (coach)

 

Steve Roll and Andrew Guerin - Feb 2018 

 

 

 

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