Newman selected for Great Britain in junior championships
SEB NEWMAN has been selected for the Great Britain coxed four for the forthcoming Junior
SEB NEWMAN has been selected for the Great Britain coxed four for the forthcoming Junior World Championships.
Named as part of the squad on Tuesday, Newman has impressed with his results throughout the rowing season.
It has been 18 years since a Shiplake College pupil has received a call-up to the championships squad. Over the course of a year’s worth of trailing rowing events, a team of 32 under-18 rowers was selected to make up the Great Britain Junior Team racing in Rotterdam.
The finals finished on August 28 and made for a long and difficult summer of training camps for Newman, in which his crew was formed.
He rowed in a coxed four, alongside pupils from St Paul’s, Westminster, Shrewsbury and Eton, and was coached by Mark Woodcock from Pangbourne College.
The crew met some challenges in the early rounds and finished third in the B final.
Newman was disappointed with the result but motivated to use his international experience next season, when he will challenge for a place on the junior team.
Meanwhile, the GB Junior team was coached by Shiplake’s own director of rowing Dave Currie.
The team came away from the championships with a silver medal in the men’s coxless four, women’s coxless quad and a bronze medal in the men’s eight.
In July, Newman raced in an U16 quad formed at Shiplake College and dominated the national trials and recorded a convincing win against France in the process.