Category Archives: Rowing

Manchester Indoor Rowing Competition

On 12th December AGGS took 21 teams (84 participants) to the Manchester indoor rowing competition. All girls competed well and were by far the best in Trafford with each year group taking first place out of the Trafford schools. GO US!

The results were then compared with the Stockport and Manchester schools to see who was the over all winners.

In Year 7
Emma C, Yasmine I, Megan B and Olivia B came 2nd over all.

In year 8
Kirsten M, Selin C, Jemima H and Georgia H came 3rd over all.

In year 9
Alicia M, Beth H, Neave B and Charlotte Lord Came 1st over all.

In year 10
Ellie F, Milan W, Dani G and Millie P came 1st overall.

This means the year 9 and 10 team will be representing Greater Manchester in the next round in February.

Well done to all who entered.

National Junior Sculling Head

Congratulations to Ellie F, Milan W and Dani G who won a bronze medal at the National Junior Sculling Head last week. They competed in an U14 quad for Trafford RC, racing over 3600m on the Olympic course at Eton Dorney against 58 other crews.
They all rowed really well against some tough opposition. Well Done, Girls.


The year 7, 8, 9 and 10 rowers had qualified for the Greater Manchester County Finals as Trafford Champions in December.

In this competition, which consisted of teams of 4, they were now rowing against schools from all over the County. There were two events : and individual competition where each girls rowed for a certain length of time and a team relay where the team had to row a total of 8 minutes, making sure that every rower took part. Results were decided on how many metres they rowed.

Year 10 results :-

Winner and County individual Champion, winning a gold medal : Laura M.

County Team runners-up, winning silver medals : Laura M., Leah H., Zoe R., and Phoebe S-J.

Year 9 results

Winner and County Individual Champion, winning a gold medal : Millie P.

Bronze medal winner : Ellie F.

Team winners, winning gold medals : Millie, Dani, Ellie and Milan

Year 8 Results

Bronze medalistin the individual event : Beth H.

County runners-up and silver medalists : Beth, Olivia, Mila and Charlotte

Year 7 results

The girls produced some very good results against some strong opposition. In the team event they narrowly missed out on a bronze medal by 0.4 of a metre!!!

Well done to Kirsten, Selin, Phoebe and Eloise.

The school results were amazing, particularly as most of the girls do not take rowing seriously. They are just very fit athletes transferring their skills to another sport. Some of the schools that were in the competition have rowing machines at school and rowing is part of their school PE curriculum.

The girls were amazing and some great team work and support for each other was in evidence throughout the competition.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Rowing in Portugal

Ellie and Lauren, Rowing in Portugal
Ellie and Lauren, Rowing in Portugal

Ellie H, Year 11,  and Lauren Barclay, past pupil, were both in a quad who had been invited to an international rowing race in Portugal last  weekend.

Lauren said: ‘Rowing in Portugal was an amazing experience, we won our sprint however having never rowed together the long distance piece seemed to beat us

Congratulations to the girls on their success!

English Indoor Rowing Championship 2017

English Indoor Rowing Championship 2017
English Indoor Rowing Championship 2017

Congratulations to Dani G, Milan W, Ellie F, Ellie H and Iman G who all competed for Trafford Rowing Club in the English Indoor Rowing Championship 2017 held at Manchester Velodrome this weekend.

The girls all raced well, competing in individual and team races.


70+ girls took part in the Manchester Indoor Rowing competition at Levenshulme High School, on Tuesday. Last year we only took a few rowers but this year so many girls wanted to be involved, that we entered four year 10 teams, five year 9 teams, three year 8 teams and four year 8 teams. In total there were 283 teams (1132 individuals) from Manchester, Stockport and Trafford.

Each team of four rowed for 8 minutes (4 minutes for each rower). As there was no changeover time the girls had to find their own way of changing the rower in the shortest time possible. They had to see how many metres they could row in the allotted time. The winning teams in each age group qualify for the county final after Christmas. Date TBC.

The results were amazing. Each year group won their competition with one of their teams for Trafford.

Years 10 : Phoebe, Zoe, Laura and Leah (2005 metres)

Year 9 : Ellie, Dani, Milan and Millie ( 1959 metres)

Year 8 : two teams had the same winning distance : 1751 metres. Unfortunately we can only enter one team in the county final so Mrs Finch is going to have a selection headache!!!!! Charlotte, Nielja, Beth and Holly and Neave, Alicia, Anna and Mila.

Year 7 : Kirsten, Selin, Phoebe and Eloise

Well done to everyone who rowed and good luck in the next round. It now becomes serious so teams need to get together and practice if they are to do themselves justice in the event.

One of the year 9 teams
One of the year 8 winning teams
The winning year 10 team
Year 8’s again
The winning year 7 team


Ellie's Rowing Success, 2016

Ellies-rowing-success-2016Ellie Heathcock (year 10), a long with three crew, became British Champions at the National Schools’ Regatta in the women junior under 15 coaxed quad category. This is the highest possible achievement in rowImg at her age. Henley Regatta and selection for the GB junior team are not yet opened to her. At 15 , this is the pinnacle of rowing.

For this amazing rowing achievement Ellie won a gold medal. Ellie and her squad have won all regional and national level competition meetings all year.

Well done Ellie. We are very proud of you.


Junior National Sculling Head Successes


Hannah 12-2, Imogen 11-2 and Ellie 10-4 recently competed in the Junior National Sculling Head, rowing for their clubs at the Olympic venue, Eton Dorney Lake.

Hannah and Imogen, rowing for Northwich RC, came 5th in the WJ17 4x and Ellie, rowing for Trafford RC, came 1st in the WJ15 4x.

Congratulations to all girls.

Eleanor’s Rowing Achievement


Eleanor from year 10 took part in the competiton in a “woman junior 15 coxed quad“.

Eleanor is the stroke person of that crew, and she led that crew to an amazing victory with more than 32s on the next closest opposition.

This is the first national level competition of the season and is a fantastic achievement!


Ellie and her crew have trained very well and very hard over the winter.

Well done!