Now that the Nationals are over for 2018 we can update our story on our Masters and Alumni who assisted at the Championships as volys (volunteers).
While our rowers were heading the medal table and our coaches were wrestling with duties in the boat park and on the cycle track the masters toiled away behind the scenes.
In addition to the volunteers listed below Susie Edwards – an alumnus and social masters cox also joined the SUBC contingent and Lizzi Chapman (The Tikki Fullerton of Rowing) as usual provided wonderful commentary during the regatta for both racing and presentations.
A group of Boat Club masters and alumni have graciously volunteered to assist at the 2018 Australian Rowing Championships starting this Monday 19th March at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.
Above, Gillian O’Malley, Annabel Childs and Anne Titterton volunterring at SIRR 2018
Hundreds of volunteers doing jobs ranging from race officials, timekeepers, judges, weight stewards, managing bow numbers, assisting with presentations and athlete welfare help the event run smoothly for the thousands of competitors.
This year Annabel Childs, Stephanie O’Malley, Gillian O’Malley, Anne Titterton and Phil Titterton (both SUBC Blues) and alumnus Katie Kershaw will be covering the above range of tasks during the regatta.
There will be others – who we will acknowledge later in the week – but one who deserves a special mention is 1966 Blue in Lightweight Rowing, Phil Titterton. Phil has been one of the main regatta infrastructure volunteers over many years at both News South Wales and Australian Rowing Championships. Phil has also given his time over a long period coaching masters women at SUBC and organising and rowing in masters crews at Mosman Rowing Club. Phil has been acknowledged by Rowing NSW in past years as Volunteer of the Year.
Phil Titterton 1966 SUBC Blue, Masters Rower, Coach, Volunteer
Gillian and Stephanie O’Malley at SIRR 2018