Rowers from Isle of Ely Rowing Club go for gold at European championships

Three members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club (IOERC) brought home gold medals after taking part in t

Three members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club (IOERC) brought home gold medals after taking part in the European Universities Championships in Sweden. Picture: Annette May - Credit: Archant

Three members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club (IOERC) brought home gold medals after taking part in the European Universities Championships in Sweden.

Three members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club (IOERC) brought home gold medals after taking part in t

Three members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club (IOERC) brought home gold medals after taking part in the European Universities Championships in Sweden. Picture: Annette May - Credit: Archant

Emily May learned to row at Isle of Ely and has been a member of the club since the age of 14, Franky Bailey-Tait rowed there during her sixth form years and Kate Lyster trained with the club as part of the GB Start squad.

All three girls study at Reading University and are part of Reading University Boat Club.

Alongside their fourth crew member, Sophie Lewis, they are now 2019 European Universities Women's coxless Quad champions.

The GB squad performed well in the championships coming top of the medal table with five gold medals, three silver and three bronze - bringing home the Victor Ludoram.

Three members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club (IOERC) brought home gold medals after taking part in t

Three members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club (IOERC) brought home gold medals after taking part in the European Universities Championships in Sweden. Picture: Annette May - Credit: Archant


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A spokesperson from IOERC said: "We are all very excited and proud that the girls have done so well.

"They are wonderful role models to our junior rowers and show that hard work and determination can help you achieve your goals.

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"We can't wait to see their gold medals."

A squad of 50 rowers and 12 coaches formed the British Universities delegation that competed at the games.

Three members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club (IOERC) brought home gold medals after taking part in t

Three members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club (IOERC) brought home gold medals after taking part in the European Universities Championships in Sweden. Picture: Annette May - Credit: Archant

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