Tyne United RC receives 2010 Gateshead Sports Award

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British Rowing congratulates Tyne United Rowing Club on receiving the ‘Gateshead Sports Club of the Year’ Award.

The Sports Award recognises and celebrates achievements of the sporting community within the Borough.

The judges commended the club’s “commitment to providing the broadest possible range of opportunities for people to participate whatever their aspirations. The rapid progress in the club’s development over the last 18 months has been made possible by not only the whole club’s dedication to the cause (raising £1m to fund the development) but also to its commitment to develop a partnership working with Gateshead Council, Gateshead College and Schools and Durham University. This unique combination of factors has allowed the rapid growth in a sport not developed in Gateshead since the 1950′s”.

The accompanying image shows two of the Club’s junior rowers, Hannah Heriot and Joy Rylatt, pupils at Ryton High School, receiving the award on behalf of the Club from local Gateshead celebrity Bobbie Moncur.

This is the first year of these awards and supports Gateshead’s status as European City of Sport 2010.

For further details please click on the following news update on the Tyne United Rowing Club website.