Rival Rowers to Combine on World Stage

Jack Thornton (Year 12) has been selected to represent Australia at the upcoming Junior World Rowing Championships in Racice, Czech Republic, where he will be rowing with Geelong Grammar student Hamish Wynn-Pope in the Junior Coxless Pair. 

Jack and Hamish have been rowing together since the completion of the APS Heads of the River, under the guidance of Andrew Cleary, the College's Boys' 1st VIII Coach. The boys excelled at the recent pathways trials in Penrith and will now prepare for the Junior World Rowing Championships, which start 8 August 2018.  

The boys will train on the Barwon River over the winter and have a week-long camp at the National Rowing Training Centre in June with their coach Andrew Cleary. Andrew saw great potential in both rowers, providing them with the opportunity to row together through the Easter break prior to the pathways trials.

Congratulations to the Jack and Andrew, who will continue the success story of Geelong College Rowing being an integral part of the Australian Rowing Team.

Peter Blanchfield
Director of Rowing

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