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History of Australian University Championships Rowing

Bill Webb Trophy - Overall Men's Championship, Australian University Championships

The Bill Webb Trophy

The Bill Webb Trophy

The Trophy was first presented in 2008 and is engraved as the:

"Dr Bill Webb Trophy" - AUS Men's Rowing Champions"

with the opposite side to read:

"Presented by the Alumni of Sydney University Boat Club and St Andrew’s College, October 2008 to commemorate the contribution of Bill Webb to University Rowing and Australian Rowing. Bill Webb served as doctor to Australian Rowing Teams continuously from 1981 to 2003"

Bill Webb served continuously as the Australian Rowing Team doctor from 1981 to 2003 with distinction. He pioneered new rowing specific treatments and drug testing in Australia. He was a member of the FISA medical commission.

Bill was closely involved from his days at Sydney University in the St Andrew’s College crew, first as a rower and for many years later as a coach. Bill also rowed for Sydney University at senior level and was a keen competitor and supporter of university rowing and Intervarsity competition.

Australian University Sport took the decision to have a formal AUS Men’s Championship Trophy at the 2008 Australian University Rowing Championships.

Alumni of SUBC, St Andrew’s College and the Principal of St Andrew’s combined to purchase a trophy that honours the memory and service of Bill Webb.

The cup is silver, manufactured in Italy, and comes with a lined carry case - the initial base has 42 shields for engraving plus a photo of Bill Webb on a metallic plaque.

Winners of the Bill Webb Trophy

Awarded for the Overall Men's Championship

Year Winner
2008 Sydney University
2009 Sydney University
2010 Sydney University
2011 Melbourne University
2012 Australian National University
2013 Sydney University
2014 Sydney University
2015 Sydney University







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