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Thank you to Surrey University Boat Club for presenting prizes at National Schools' Regatta 2024

The National Schools' Regatta 2024 Day 1 was a resounding success, and we are deeply grateful to the members of the Surrey University Boat Club who presented the prizes to our Junior 14 and Junior 15 medal winners. Their involvement not only added a touch of prestige but also served as a source of inspiration for our young rowers.


Celebrating excellence at the University of Surrey


The University of Surrey stands as one of the UK's leading institutions in professional, scientific, and technological education. Recognised as The Times and Sunday Times University of the Year in 2016, Surrey boasts a world-class profile with a renowned reputation for teaching and research. The university's campus is a hub of activity and innovation, featuring significant investments such as the new 5G Innovation Centre and the School of Veterinary Medicine. These developments have positively impacted both the university and the local community.


With hundreds of Bachelors, Masters, and PhD programs, Surrey offers flexible opportunities for both part-time and full-time study, maintaining an impressive 95% graduate employability rate over the past five years. Complementing its academic prowess, the university is home to the £36 million Surrey Sports Park, which includes state-of-the-art facilities like a 50m swimming pool, a £500,000 gym, an indoor climbing centre, multi-purpose sports arenas, and a plethora of other sporting amenities.


A Special thanks to Elysia and Charlie

Two standout athletes from the Surrey University Boat Club, Elysia and Charlie, took the time to attend our regatta and present the medals.


Elysia began her rowing journey at Walton Rowing Club, achieving national recognition with several medals:

  • 3rd place in a double at the Junior Sculling Regatta (2019)

  • 3rd place in a pair at the British Rowing Championships (2019)

  • 2nd place in a four at the National Schools' Regatta (2021)


Elysia has been rowing for Surrey University for the past two years, most recently winning the coxed four at BUCS Head.


Charlie has been rowing for five years, initially at Marlow Rowing Club. His impressive junior results include:

  • 3rd place in the J16 4x- at the British Rowing Junior Championships (2021)

  • 2nd place in the J18 4x- at Met Regatta

  • 2nd place in the championship second quads at the National Schools' Regatta last year

  • Qualifying for the Fawley Challenge Cup in 2021, 2022, and 2023


Now in his first-year rowing at Surrey, Charlie has already earned a silver medal in the lightweight 4- at BUCS Head and BUCS Regatta.


Inspiring the Next Generation


The achievements and dedication of Elysia and Charlie provide a powerful example for our Junior 14 and Junior 15 rowers. Their presence at the National Schools' Regatta not only celebrated the success of our young athletes but also highlighted the potential pathways available through hard work and perseverance in rowing.


We extend our heartfelt thanks to the Surrey University Boat Club, and particularly to Elysia and Charlie, for making the event memorable and for continuing to inspire the next generation of rowers. Your contributions to the sport and to our regatta are greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing more outstanding performances from you both in the future.


Thank you once again, and we wish you all the best in your rowing careers and academic endeavours at the University of Surrey.


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