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2017 Schools Rowing

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Lindommer, Jun 13, 2016.

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  1. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    2016 is done and dusted, those rowing during winter are aiming for the 2017 trophies. Comment away.
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  2. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Smart money on shore for another dominant season maybe another hor clean sweep. Not good for gps rowing but there you go.

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  3. SBrow Larry Dwyer (12)

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    My Tips
    1. Shore - Not much to say here but they have too much quality to argue with, 4 returning from the 1st eight, two strong Junior eights, and some strong rowers in the fours/second eight. Wouldn't be surprised if the results at the 2017 regatta is pretty similar to those of the 2016 one
    2. King's - A strong season's start last year after the introduction of a new coach culminated in a disappointing result across the shed, especially for the top crews. A very talented group of rowers returning from seniors and coming up through the junior eights could see the return of Kings to the podium.
    3. Iggies - Given the results from this year, view could be a serious force to be reckoned with as their shed is being built up from a base of good-average results in the last 5 years, as well as having some strong age groups who have performed well in quads/junior eights the last few years.
    4. Joeys - Last year was less than satisfying for the hunters hill boys, but I don't see the same spirit and results coming out of their shed this year as was the case in 2015
    5. Scots - I think Scots, despite their never ending budget, have had their time to take a shot at the Rennie, and this year, coupled with junior eights results, probably won't have much of a shot again unfortunately, happy to be proved wrong though, I don't hear much out of this shed.
    6. Grammar - It would be an incredible feat to see Grammar turn themselves around at this point in time.
    7. High - They'll turn up, they'll race. Thats about it.

    Newington - I wasnt sure where to put the boys from Stanmore, as they seemed to be all over the place last season, whilst culminating in a familiar result, I'd say 4th, but anything is possible with Newington.
  4. Coxxy Frank Row (1)

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    Could be an unpredictable season, Shore obvious favourites but anything can happen on race day, they have strong member coming through and continuing on from year 11. Also training in the winter down at SRC so will already be near peak fitness as they begin the season.
    Iggies in with a chance after a strong last season, shed will be motivated to reach for the MR
    Kings have some strong members coming through will be exciting to see their progress .
    Joeys don't look like anything special for a long time again.
    Scots have a few boys coming through and young coxswains in for both 8s, more of a training season as they begin to work their way back up to the top, good potential for the 2018.
    Newington are hard to predict, had a difficult season last year with the director of rowing leaving half way through but Richard Roach could come up with something. Already have seen them out on the water a few time and some boys I know their say they are already doing gym sessions. A few of the boys, scullers and a coxed 4 raced today in the JB sharp at glebe, they obviously have determination
    Grammar and High both look like nothing special.
  5. Coxxy Frank Row (1)

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    Code of Practice
    In the light of these principles, the GPS Headmasters affirm the following code of practice:

    1. No inducements such as sporting scholarships, whether direct, disguised, or at arm’s length, shall be offered by any member school. Financial assistance to talented sportsmen shall not form part of the enrolment strategy of any member school.
    2. We affirm that the Headmaster of each school is responsible for knowing the special circumstances relating to the admission of boys to his school.
    3. In the selection and training of boys in teams or crews, the good of the individual boy shall remain paramount.
    4. While allowing for some exceptional circumstances, we believe that it is poor educational practice for a boy to engage in a single sport throughout the year.
    It looks as if the code of practice is usually overlooked or out dated. Most shore rowers only do one sport throughout the year which is rowing even though they are training at a club. Newington and joeys on the other hand do nothing wrong by training in the winter as the boys are involved in other sports as well, that is why the training is on a Sunday afternoon or early in the mornings and optional.
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  6. SBrow Larry Dwyer (12)

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    I don't think there's actually anything against it, as long as it is not the student's main sport and they are not being forced to do it. To my knowledge every school does it except for Shore, who have most of the boys from their eights rowing at Sydney Rowing Club. I think there are a few from Shore who have 'back injury' or 'golf' exemptions from sport - and just row, but for the most part it seems they do it the same as all the other schools.
    Of course there are obviously boys who are rowing on the National team, but I think it would be unjust to kick up a fuss about that
  7. SBrow Larry Dwyer (12)

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    http://aagps.nsw.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/AAGPS-First-VIII-20161.pdf
    Shore only sent four scullers
    I saw a rower from riverview on the first list, now replaced with one from Joeys, was this the rower who didn't row Head of the River?
  8. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Don't rate Scots, RL?
  9. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Scots not racing this season??

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  10. SBrow Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Yes it is Fastest to slowest, and I just checked, the Riverview rower was originally 8th and O'brien 9th, so you must have to row HOTR to qualify
  11. SBrow Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Only one of the boys heading off to Rotterdam didn't make the eight (Miles) The other shore boy in the JM4x didn't go to GPS trials, as Shore only sent their top 4
  12. SBrow Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Or perhaps everyone's favourite LBA?
  13. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    How old fashioned
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  14. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Not really implying anything, its just on this site when it comes to schoolboys the real end point of school is often obscured if not completely overlooked
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  15. strokeside Larry Dwyer (12)

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    IS, don't you love the enthusiasm of the newbies!!
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  16. strokeside Larry Dwyer (12)

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    ^^^^^^ age & experience!
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  17. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    I think IS has some affiliation to sgs class of 78. HOR winners? Coached by rusty robertson?

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  18. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Over 20 years ago. We had some decent crews back then but newington too strong.

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  19. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Responding to rowing lords query

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  20. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Back in the day newington 2nd eight could beat most 1st eights. Like shore today.

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