Blessing of the Rowing Fleet

A large crowd gathered at the Radford  Boat Shed for the ceremony

A large crowd gathered at the Radford Boat Shed for the ceremony

Saturday 14 October was a beautiful still day at the Radford Boatshed, and the perfect opening for the rowing season. 

Principal Fiona Godfrey joined Director of Rowing Vicky Spencer and FoRR Convener Susan O’Neil to welcome parents and rowers to the new season. Father Richard had the special task of blessing our rowers and four new craft, purchased by the school earlier this year. 

The boats were received into the shed by their namesakes:

  • Ian Morison; Chairman of the Radford College Board
  • Philip Winkworth, former Director of Rowing
  • David Bagnall, long time Radford rowing coach
  • Leslee Hodgson, a former long serving Radford rowing coach. 


The parent community gathered together to enjoy a Bring and Share breakfast with the rowers, before adjourning for the FoRR AGM.

The four new craft with their namesakes

 Right to left: Philip Winkworth, David Bagnall, Ian Morison, Leslee Hodgson

 

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