Lower Clarence rowing coach Harold Kratz with members of the squad at Taree. Several of these rowers will take part in the stat
Lower Clarence rowing coach Harold Kratz with members of the squad at Taree. Several of these rowers will take part in the stat

Lower River rowers bring back the gold



'Megan and Emma brought home three medals each ? and a wayward mullet that jumped into their boat on the way to the start line.'

A SMALL squad of 13 rowers from the Lower Clarence Rowing Club took part in the annual Port Macquarie and Manning Regatta at Taree and came away with a swag of gold medals.

This is one of the biggest NSW regattas outside of Sydney. Many of the big Sydney clubs took part, including Leichardt, Sydney Uni, Drummoyne, Balmain, Penrith, Nepean.

More than 25 rowing clubs were represented at the regatta.

A special mention should go to Leah Saunders, Megan Rowe and Emma Thompson for their outstanding efforts at their first regatta outside of the Northern Rivers circuit.

Leah took out first place in six out of six events.

Megan and Emma brought home three medals each ? and a wayward mullet that jumped into their boat on the way to the start line.

All of the Lower Clarence rowers should be proud of their achievements, a club official said yesterday.

"Hours of training contributed to a very successful weekend," she said.



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