Decked in their finest clothing including New South Wales and Sydney Uni Blues Blazers members of our club assembled at the No 1 Oval Grandstand on Sat 1st December for the Boat Club Annual Dinner and Presentation of Awards.

Our top award for 2018 - the Rebecca Wilson Shield - chosen by the President was awarded to Nick Purnell (aka Big Dog, Big Purnee etc). Nick came back after a year of rowing to join the National Training Centre in October 2017 and this year won a silver medal at the Worlds Championships in the men’s eight.

Nick joined SUBC in 2009 and represented NSW in the Youth eights. The following year he was in senior ranks rowing in the winning NSW Kings Cup Eight that set a still standing course record at Nagambie of 5.27.9. Nick went on to join the Senior team that year and to be in winning King’s Cup crews for 2011 to 2013 inclusive. Nick was selected in the Australian men’s eight for London and on national teams from 2010 to 2015.

Nick has rowed in many winning crews over the years for SUBC and is leader in our club both on and off the water.and a major contributor to the culture of SUBC.

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SYDNEY UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB - FULL LIST OF 2018 ANNUAL AWARDS

 THE REBECCA WILSON SHIELD

Nick Purnell

MOST IMPROVED FEMALE ROWER

Georgie Gotch

MOST IMPROVED MALE ROWER

Campbell Watts

Alex Purnell

CLUB WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Jaime Ford

CLUB MAN OF THE YEAR

Morgan Brooking

NOVICE OF THE YEAR

Richard Ledger

ROWER OF THE YEAR

Jack Hargreaves

HEAD COACH’S AWARD

Georgia Miansarow

MEN’S PATHWAY CREW OF THE YEAR

Jack O’Brien

Andrew Judge

WOMEN’S PATHWAY CREW OF THE YEAR

Wallis Russell

MASTERS ROWER OF THE YEAR

Martina Schele