Hope in GB team for Munich

British Rowing today announced the team to represent Great Britain at the International Deutschen Ruderverbandes (DRV) – German Rowing Association – Junior Regatta in Munich over the weekend of May 6th and 7th. The 32-strong team includes Hope Cessford of Durham ARC.

Around 900 athletes from 16 nations, aged between 15 and 18 will take part in the regatta, organised by World Rowing, with strong contingents from Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic as well as Great Britain.

Hope who is coached at Durham by Gordon Beattie first represented GB at the World Junior Championships in Rotterdam last August in the women’s pair along with Lauren Irwin, then of Chester-le-Street ARC. Hope is the northern region’s only representative in the squad for Munich. Lauren, who now represents Durham University Boat Club, won a silver medal in the women’s four last weekend at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Regatta in Nottingham.

The Munich regatta takes place on the course used for the 1972 Olympics and comes two weeks before the Junior European Championships in Krefeld, Germany.