Williamwood girls make a first time splash at the Scottish Schools Rowing Championships

Inspired by the 2012 Olympics, a group of girls from Williamwood High School formed a rowing club and, after a hard winter’s training, competed at the Scottish Schools Rowing Championships for the first time. The championships held at Strathclyde Park over the weekend saw crews competing from all over the country. In the school girls under-15 doubles the crew of Elspeth Omand and Lauren Macnaughton finished second in their final and Elspeth Omand and Kirsty Hunter finished third in the school girls under 14 doubles final. Both crews had a hard day’s racing, coming through some tough heats on their way to the final. The crew were also joined by pupils Laura Speake and Rebecca Vest to compete in the final of the school girl under-15 coxed fours. Also racing over the weekend from the school were Lindsay Vest and Victoria Greenwood . Based at Clydesdale Rowing Club, the girls have received invaluable support from the club especially their coaches Willie Turner and Tom McGuiness.