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.
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB – FULL LIST OF 2018 ANNUAL AWARDS
THE REBECCA WILSON SHIELD
MOST IMPROVED FEMALE ROWER
MOST IMPROVED MALE ROWER
CLUB WOMAN OF THE YEAR
CLUB MAN OF THE YEAR
NOVICE OF THE YEAR
ROWER OF THE YEAR
HEAD COACH’S AWARD
MEN’S PATHWAY CREW OF THE YEAR
WOMEN’S PATHWAY CREW OF THE YEAR
MASTERS ROWER OF THE YEAR