Gippsland Grammar students crowned Australian Rowing Champions

Mar 26, 2021 | Community News, Garnsey News

The Gippsland Grammar Community was thrilled Friday morning as two of the School’s rowers were crowned Australian Champions at the Australian Rowing Championships in Tasmania.

Year 11 students Lindsay Hamilton and Billy Osborne narrowly beat Redlands and Ballarat Grammar to finish in first place in the under-19 double scull final.

Lindsay and Billy were two of 13 Gippsland Grammar Rowers who competed in the Championships at Lake Barrington in Tasmania’s north, which began on Monday March 22 and continues until Sunday March 28, 2021.

Year 11 students Billy Osborne and Lindsay Hamilton are presented with the Tim Hawkins Memorial Trophy after the Gippsland Grammar pair won the under-19 double skull final at the Australian Rowing Championships at Lake Barrington in Tasmania on Friday March 26.

Gippsland Grammar’s Director of Rowing Nick Bartlett said Lindsay and Billy’s trophy-winning performance was an amazing achievement after many months of intense training, which the two VCE students managed alongside their studies.

“I’m really thrilled for the boys, the program and the School,” Mr Bartlett said. “Everyone wants to win a national title and to do it in such style from start to finish was great to see.

“We’re already looking forward to hitting the water next season to start our preparation for the defence of the title in Perth 2022.”

Gippsland Grammar Principal Mrs Leisa Harper was also thrilled at the result.

“Our rowers have had an amazing season and to see their success at both the State and National Championship, fills me with both excitement and pride,” Mrs Harper said. “They are all champions! And my sincere thanks to our wonderful Head of Rowing, Mr Nick Bartlett. Go Grammar!”

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