Lymington Amateur Rowing Club's junior members achieve scholarships
LYMINGTON Amateur Rowing Club has announced that three of its juniors are embarking on new and exciting rowing journeys.
The three local youngsters have achieved scholarships locally and internationally, with Lena Mills joining Duke University, Callan Wallis invited on to the British Rowing World Class Start Programme and George Roche receiving a Canford School rowing scholarship.
After becoming National Junior Indoor Champion at J17, Mills’ score went national, leading her to join the British Rowing World Class Start Programme.
After committing to training in Reading times a week – whilst doing A-Levels – she won a silver medal in the Single Sculls at the Henley Women’s Regatta in 2021.
With many American universities monitoring GB junior athletes, Mills was offered a funded athlete scholarship at Duke University, one of the top universities in the USA.
After success at J14, J15, and J16 levels, 6ft 6in Wallis completed some routine talent programme testing and will not participate in the British Rowing World Class Start Programme.
He is excited to train in Reading each weekend but will continue to train at LARC through the school week until he finishes his GCSE exams.
Roche has won an Assyrian Sports Award – a Rowing Scholarship – at Canford School in Wimborne.
First, he had to visit for general academic tests and an interview. Then for the rowing award, complete an interview with the head of rowing, a water assessment on the River Stour and a fitness test against the other potential sports scholars.
In conjunction with Rowing Adventures Ltd, Lymington Amateur Rowing Club runs a Learn to Row programme to help anyone aged eight and older learn in a safe environment.
The next course is scheduled for February half-term at £180 per person.
For more details, visit rowingadventures.co.uk