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International rowing success for cox

August 28th, 2019

An outstanding cox at Monmouth School for Boys has bagged a gold and silver medal for Great Britain at a prestigious European junior rowing championships.

Jack steered the GB coxed four to two medals at the 2019 Coupe de la Jeunesse in Corgeno, Italy.

Jack also had the honour of captaining the GB boys’ team and carried the flag at the opening ceremony.

The Monmouth student was joined in Italy by school coach, Mr Paul Williams, whose GB crew also performed well, winning gold and silver medals.

The leading under-18 rowers from GB battled it out against the other leading European countries in the annual competition.

Master in Charge of Rowing at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr John Griffiths, said: “It was a huge achievement for Jack, a cox, to gain such recognition and to captain GB.

“It was wonderful to see Jack add to the two silver medals he won for GB at the Coupe de la Jeunesse last year.”

Mr Griffiths added: “Paul Williams worked equally hard with the team as he coached the GB VIII and supported Jack.

“Paul’s selection to coach such a key GB crew is testament to his talent and the progress that Monmouth School for Boys has made in rowing over the last few years and this year in particular.”

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