City of Cambridge’s Julie Hogg wins British Rowing Award
Julie Hogg earned recognition at the British Rowing Awards.
The City of Cambridge Rowing Club member won the National Rowing Safety Award.
Honorary rowing safety advisor Stephen Worley introduced the award on the virtual presentation and said: “Our winner and her club identified a concern that coxes in their local area would be less experienced than normal, particularly with a large range number of university clubs in their area.
“They and their club took it upon themselves to organise coxing certificate courses to help support the coxes getting back on the water at the Cambridge colleges.
“Most of our incidents would be prevented by keeping a better lookout, so coxing is particularly important. Our winner has not only helped to improve safety in her club but also at the rowing clubs in her local area.”
Isle of Ely Rowing Club’s Vicky Parry, who is also the British Rowing National Coaching Committee chair, was honoured with a Medal of Merit.
British Rowing deputy chair Kate O’Sullivan said: “As one of the first rowing enthusiasts to get involved in the process of setting up a public rowing club in Ely in 2004, she has been at various points treasurer, vice-chair, welfare officer and junior coordinator.
“She is passionate about opening up access to rowing to a wider group of participants, and particularly to young people.
“She has also been a key member of the coaching team for the Ely College rowing project helping to get a number of state-school students on the water and she will be a key part of the programme as it expands and looks to extend to other state schools in the area.”
Former Cambridge University Boat Club head coach Robin Williams won the Medal of Honour, British Rowing’s highest award.
Cantabrigian’s Chris Radbone was the Eastern Region winner of the Rising Star of the Year.
The national award went to Eleanor Stevens, of the University of Surrey Boat Club.
Ellie Darlington, Cantabs’ club captain, said: “Chris is only 24 and in just three years since leaving university and taking on coaching our squad after coaching when he was at Cardiff University has become a truly fantastic coach who is well respected at not just Cantabs but at plenty of other clubs in Cambridge.”