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2021 World Junior Championships – Plovdiv BUL

The World Junior Championships were conducted at Plovdiv Bulgaria without Australian representation. 

On 17th March 2020, Rowing Australia advised:  

Rowing Australia (RA) today confirmed that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it does not intend to send Under 23, Under 21 or Under 19 athletes to compete internationally. This is in line with RA’s announcement earlier this year that stated the organisation did not intend to send senior athletes to compete at international regattas throughout 2021, excluding the Final Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regattas for the Tokyo Games.

It is still the intention of RA to select and support our pathway group athletes irrespective of international travel throughout 2021, and RA will announce, post trials, U23, U21 and U19 Australian Rowing Teams. The plan is that these teams will assemble for various camps, before then joining Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic rowing teams in a World Rowing Cup 3 simulation regatta to be held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (3 to 6 June 2021).

RA is dedicated to ensuring that its pathway continues to develop and that the future of our sport remains strong thanks to our underage athletes and the wider pathway network. RA looks forward to seeing these athletes compete at the 2021 Aon Australian Rowing Championships, ahead of their trials, and showcasing to the community the strength and depth of the sport in Australia.

But even that full squad did not get to race as planned with travel restrictions imposed by some State Governments. For example, the Victorians raced against other Victorian crews at a regatta at Carrum on the same weekend and received their uniforms at that regatta.

The women's junior eight at Carrum in June

It was an essential activity given that without it, no Australian under age teams would have been selected for two years.

Results by day

Wednesday 11th August 2021

Thursday 12th August 2021

Friday 13th August 2021

Saturday 14th August 2021

Sunday 15th August 2021

Results by event

Men's Junior Scull

Men's Junior Double Scull

Men's Junior Quad Scull

Men's Junior Pair

Men's Junior Four

Men's Junior Coxed Four

Men's Junior Eight

Women's Junior Scull

Women's Junior Double Scull

Women's Junior Quad Scull

Women's Junior Pair

Women's Junior Four

Women's Junior Coxed Four

Women's Junior Eight

Australian Team

U19 Men’s Double Scull  

Gordon Appelcryn (NSW)
Hamish Danks (NSW)
Cch: Chris Holliday (NSW)

This was a Sydney Rowing Club, Newington College combination.

U19 Men’s Quadruple Scull 

Josh Wilson (NSW)
Oliver St Pierre (NSW)
Brandon Smith (NSW)
Beau Nicholas (NSW)
Cch: Judith Ungemach (NSW)

This crew hailed from St Augustine's College.

U19 Men’s Coxless Four 

Fergus Cummins (QLD)
Maxwell Taylor (QLD)
Mackenzie Branch (QLD)
Lachlan Wright (QLD)
Cch: Duncan Free (QLD)

This comprised rowers from the University of Queensland and Griffith University Rowing Clubs.

U19 Men’s Coxed Four 

Harry Sillifant (TAS)
Oscar Newbury (TAS)
Samuel Mounter (TAS)
Benjamin Boman (TAS)
Cox: Angus Whatling (TAS)
Cch: Andrew Palmer (TAS)

This crew comprised rowers from the Hutchins School.

U19 Men’s Eight 

Adam Holland (SA)
Harry Bevan (TAS)
Hamish Hunter (NSW)
Tom Livingstone (NSW)
Hugo Hobbs (NSW)
James Isles (VIC)
Liam Walker (WA)
Alex Baroni (WA)
Cox: Ben Heatley (ACT)
Cch: Tom Gatti (WA)

U19 Women’s Single Scull 

Sophia Wightman (QLD)
Cch: Blaine Heseltine (QLD)

Sophia came from the University of Queensland Boat Club.

U19 Women’s Double Scull 

Ella Smith (QLD)
Jaeve Proberts (QLD)
Cch: Raymond Smith (QLD)

This crew hailed from the Pine Rivers Rowing Club.

U19 Women’s Quadruple Scull 

Isabella Scammell (NSW)
Freya Neville (NSW)
Zoe Bond (ACT)
Madeleine Vagg (ACT)
Cch: Sarah Cook (ACT)

This was a Kinross Wolaroi, Canberra Grammar combination.

U19 Women’s Pair 

Lily Gavan (NSW)
Lily Eales (NSW)
Cch: Brendan Longman (NSW)

This crew came from Sydney Rowing Club.

U19 Women’s Coxless Four 

Lindsay Calvert (TAS)
Nancy Duncan-Banks (QLD)
Ellyn Hill (QLD)
Heidi Schouten (TAS)
Cch: Blaine Heseltine (QLD)

This crew was a Scotch Oakburn, University of Queensland combination.

U19 Women’s Coxed Four 

Lucy Thomson (VIC)
Thea Coull (VIC)
Christina Kamenev (VIC)
Zara Lavery (VIC)
Cox: Fiona Dow (VIC)
Cch: Hannah Every-Hall (VIC)

This crew comprised rowers from Wesley College, Melbourne.

U19 Women’s Coxed Eight 

Zoe McKernan (VIC)
Chloe Cooper (VIC)
Bronte Cullen (VIC)
Zara Bongiorno (VIC)
Juliette Roysmith (VIC)
Olivia Nairn (VIC)
Sarah Marriott (VIC)
Elsa Ajani (VIC)
Cox: Alexandra Williams (VIC)
Cchs: Brigette Carlile and John Kloufetos (VIC)

This crew comprised rowers from St Catherine's and Merton Hall.

Head Coach: Ben Southwell (QLD)

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