Christchurch RC Win Gold at the British Rowing Championships
At the British Rowing Championships on 16-18 July 2010 Becky Koakim and Lauren Fry of Christchurch Rowing Club won Gold in the WJ16 double sculls event. Christchurch Rowing Club are immensely proud of the girls for their achievements.
Gold at the British Rowing Championships is the taste of hard earned victory. These two youngsters have taken a route similar in many ways to that of numerous others. They undertook learn to row courses at their local club primarily to burn off excess energy and to enjoy themselves. Through sound guidance from coaches and parental support they developed a partnership and one of those special bonds that can only be found in sports where commitment, courage and honesty are required in abundance. Their development through WJ14 and WJ15 has been great to watch and to be involved with.
Christchurch Rowing Club in Dorset is located on the River Stour some 800m up from Christchurch Harbour and is active in the Hants and Dorset coastal racing calendar. As well as supporting the coastal rowing scene the club actively encourages its athletes in terms of river competition and winter training. Over the last couple of years Lauren and Becky have competed in the obligatory winter heads program, raced at the JIRR (Junior Inter regional Regatta), National Schools and British Rowing Championships. Late in the season they have then supported the clubs coastal racing program entering, enjoying and winning at some great south coast venues.