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KES ladies show the way

Liam Moakes 14th May, 2019 Updated: 14th May, 2019

KING Edward VI School rowers were out in force at Dorney Lake as they competed in the Ball Cup on Sunday.

The purpose of the regatta is to allow the schools and clubs which cannot semi-final or final at national events to compete against each other on a multi-lane course and the overriding aim is to give small and emerging clubs and their competitors a chance to experience true competition and the chance to win.

The KES girls’ coxed four of Lara, Ellie, Maddie, Gina and cox Leah raced first, up against some strong London schools and clubs in a straight final of six crews.

They led from the start, achieving a good win of 4.5 seconds over Sacred Heart High School on the 750m course to bring the girls’ Ball Cup wins for KES to four in a row.

The boys raced later in the day and a crew of Joe, Adam, Felix, George and cox Emerald were in a straight final of six including a big crew from Hereford, Oratory and their sister club 1863 A Boats.

KES rowing coach Helen Smith said: “Coming over the line in a creditable fourth place, the King Edward boys showed their growing potential from a crew which included two rowers new to the sport just 18 months ago.”

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