Medal of Honour

Margaret Adams with Di Ellis

Margaret Adams is pictured with her Medal of Honour presented by Di Ellis CBE, Chairman of British Rowing, at the prizegiving for the Head of the River Race 2010 held on Tuesday 20th April at London Rowing Club. 

In making the presentation to Margaret, a long-serving volunteer in rowing, Di Ellis comments, “This award is for those who have given outstanding service to the sport. Margaret’s rowing career started when she joined St Georges Ladies RC, a small club which fostered in its members a passion for rowing and a culture of commitment to the wider sport.

“Margaret’s roles have included Coach, Chief Umpire, Race Controller, FISA Umpire and Chairman of  Henley Womens Regatta for ten years, during which time she led its growth from a one day to a two and a half day event.  She has made a huge contribution to British Rowing for which we thank her, and her family for their support.  It is a great pleasure and a privilege to present her with the first medal with the inscription ‘British Rowing’ Medal of Honour”.

Each year British Rowing also presents awards to recognise and celebrate the contribution of rowing volunteers around the regions.  The closing date to nominate a volunteer from your club is 30th April.  You can make your nomination online here or follow the link to download a form and send to British Rowing.