Sutton rower, 14, wins gold at competition

Matt Allen, who is from Sutton and a member of Rob Roy Boat Club junior scullers at Cambridge, won t

Matt Allen, who is from Sutton and a member of Rob Roy Boat Club junior scullers at Cambridge, won the only gold representing the Eastern region in the J14 singles race. - Credit: Archant

A teenager from Sutton took home a gold medal after winning a regional rowing competition.

Matt Allen, who is from Sutton and a member of Rob Roy Boat Club junior scullers at Cambridge, won t

Matt Allen, who is from Sutton and a member of Rob Roy Boat Club junior scullers at Cambridge, won the only gold representing the Eastern region in the J14 singles race. - Credit: Archant

Matt Allen, a member of Rob Roy Boat Club junior scullers at Cambridge and goes to Witchford Village College, won the only gold representing the Eastern region in the J14 singles race.

The 14-year-old was the fastest J14 single in the heats from all 12 regions putting hum into A final.

He was selected last month to represent the Eastern region at the Junior Inter-Regional Regatta held at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham.

Twelve regions were represented and heats and finals were raced over 1500m.

Matt Allen, who is from Sutton and a member of Rob Roy Boat Club junior scullers at Cambridge, won t

Matt Allen, who is from Sutton and a member of Rob Roy Boat Club junior scullers at Cambridge, won the only gold representing the Eastern region in the J14 singles race. - Credit: Archant


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It was a close fought final but Matt managed to hold off fierce competition to take the only gold for the region putting him first nationally.

Visit robroyboatclub.net for more information about Rob Roy Boat Club.

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