ROWERS REUNION A GREAT SUCCESS

ROWERS REUNION A GREAT SUCCESS

It was memories all round for a group of 30 SHS Old Boy rowers of the 1950-1960 era when they gathered at their former Boathouse for lunch & a chat in November. This was a group of former SHS rowers from a ‘golden era’ in SHS rowing!

Those in attendance represented 3 x Head of the River VIII victories; 4 x Yaralla Cup 1st IV winners; 3 x 2nd IV winners; 2 x 3rd IV winners.

All of this rowing in the years 1950 – 65 period of SHS rowing on the Nepean River at Penrith.

Visitors travelled from interstate & all parts of NSW!

It was great to welcome Jim Woodcock who stroked the winning SHS VIII in 1953.

Jim was amazed at the ‘big changes’ to the current SHS rowing HQ & very envious of the conditions enjoyed by this era of SHS rowers!

Another ‘special’ former SHS rowing visitor was Ron Caddy (1959) who could claim to be ‘the most successful SHS coxswain ever’!!

Ron coxed to victory at Penrith in the GPS Regatta the following crews:

1957 2nd IV

1958 1st IV

1959 1st VIII

The group wish to thank Geoff Andrews (Foundation) who hosted the group at SHS Rowing HQ at Abbotsford & answered the many questions put to him by the interested former rowers.

A wonderful lunch was enjoyed by all at Sydney Rowing Club after the tour.

The group departed after a very special gathering vowing to meet again in 2017. This will be the 60th Anniversary of the winning 1957 SHS 1st VIII at Penrith!

3rd IV 1961
3rd IV 1961
Junior VIII 1960
Junior VIII 1960
1st VIII 1961
1st VIII 1961
1st IV 1960
1st IV 1960
Junior VIII 1959
Junior VIII 1959

 

1st VIII 1961 - at play
1st VIII 1961 – at play
1st IV 1960 - Yaralla Cup winners
1st IV 1960 – Yaralla Cup winners
1xt VIII 1961 - at practice
1xt VIII 1961 – at practice

Ian D. Toll (1959)