National Junior Indoor Rowing Championship 2021

17 May

It takes more than a pandemic to stop the UK’s biggest adaptive rowing event – the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships. Like most of the rowing world, the NJIRC went virtual this year including a streaming a number of accompanying videos of pre-recorded material, live interviews (eg. interview with Helena, a disabled rower who rowed with LYR and Royal Dolphins, in the video above at 3:50:00) and filming of people participating at rowing centres. The event still succeeded in attracting over 100+ SEND competitors in 14 race categories producing some intense competition (with some razor close finishes). 

As in previous years, powerhouses Mayesbrook (3 wins), Drumbeat (4 wins), and Stormont (5 wins) powered to the podium.  Congratulations to the gold medalists this year:

  • Year 7 Boys (SEND) – Mitchell Chipperfield, Mayesbook Park School
  • Year 8 Boys (SEND) – Jose Marquez, Stormont House School
  • Year 9 Boys (SEND) – Romelle Amyanwu, Mayesbook Park School
  • Year 10 Boys (SEND) – Misha Karushkov, St. Marylebone CE Bridge School
  • Year 11 Boys (SEND) – Harvey Wintle, Marlow RC
  • Year 12 Boys (SEND) – Kane Harding, Drumbeat School and ASD Service
  • Year 13 Boys (SEND) – Blessing Abiodun, Drumbeat School and ASD Service
  • Year 7 Girls (SEND) – April Plummer, Stormont House School
  • Year 8 Girls (SEND) – Alisha Ahmed, Stormont House School
  • Year 9 Girls (SEND) – Leona Addai, Stormont House School
  • Year 10 Girls (SEND) – Angelina Julien, Stormont House School
  • Year 11 Girls (SEND) – Ellie Doyle, Mayesbook Park School
  • Year 12 Girls (SEND) – Kirsty Kakou, Drumbeat School and ASD Service
  • Year 13 Girls (SEND) – Ruth Bopili, Drumbeat School and ASD Service

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