GB Rowing Team’s Nainby-Luxmoore wins OCS Sports Person Award
Ed Nainby-Luxmoore, a GB Rowing Team world junior silver medallist and Olympic Youth Games finalist, has won the OCS Young Sports Person Award for 2010. He was presented with his award at a recent celebratory lunch in London.
The OCS Award rounds off a successful year for the 17 year-old Eton College student from Middleton-in-Teesdale. He was part of his school’s Princess Elizabeth Cup-winning eight at Henley Royal Regatta.
Selection to the GB Rowing Team’s men’s four followed and Nainby-Luxmoore stroked the GB quartet to silver in August in Racice, Czech Republic.
He flew into the UK from that event only to board another plane – this time to Singapore for the Youth Olympic Games where he and his world silver medal-winning crew mate Caspar Jopling reached the final before finishing an agonising fourth and out of the medals.
Nainby-Luxmoore has received a grant of £10,000 from OCS to support him in his sport. OCS has been generous in its support of talented young sportsmen and women over the past two decades. Recently it has teamed up with the sports charity SportsAid.
Chris Cracknell, chief executive of OCS said, “The OCS Young Sports Person Awards and our partnership with SportsAid strongly underpins our objective of putting something back into the communities in which we work and supporting young people through financial assistance and encouragement in their sporting activities. Our winners have gone on to achieve great things for our country and we will continue to support our sporting future as we race towards 2012.”
Nainby-Luxmoore will use the grant to support his aim of challenging for a place in the GB U23 squad in 2011 and would eventually like to represent GB at the Olympic Games.