Holly Hill is one of 57 rowers who have been selected for the World U23 Championships taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands from 21-28 August 2016. 

Holly won bronze last year in the women’s four. This year she will team up in the women’s 8 in the 5 seat with Emily Ford, Charlotte Hodgkins-Byrne, Anna Thornton. Alice Bowyer, Chloe Brew, Madelaine Badcott and Heidi Longand coxed by Sasha Adwani.

The World U23s are taking place alongside both the Senior and Junior World Championships, with more than 100 GB rowers in total competing on the Willem-Alexander Baan rowing course during an action-packed week.

Seren Palmer fought off competition from hundreds of other rowers to seal first place in a race at the Blenheim Palace Junior Regatta.

12-year-old Seren travelled to the palace in Oxfordshire, and took first place in the WJ12 1x heat and then in the final – a feat made more impressive by the fact she started her rowing career last September.

“I was shocked at the stunning views and couldn’t believe I was part of such an amazing event,” Seren said.

“The atmosphere was incredible and I was so thankful to be able to take part. I couldn’t have done it without the amazing coaches and support of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club.”

Seren was presented with her award by members of the winners of the Oxford University Boat Race, including women’s boat club president, Maddy Badcott, and the youngster was delighted to meet one of her rowing heroes.

She said: “I can’t believe I actually shook hands with the Oxford Boat Race winners!”


Seren seen here with Elo Luik from this year's Oxford Blue Boat who presented her medal, and with Victor - coach extrordinaire! 

Nottingham Regatta Juinor QuadJuniors from Isle of Ely Rowing Club have made a solid start to the regatta season.

Rebecca Welch, Alice Thompson, Helena O’Donnell and Molly Johnson won in their J18 coxless quad at the Nottingham City Regatta on Saturday 14 May 2016 at the National Watersports Centre,  Holme Pierrepont, They beat their nearest rivals, King's School Worcester, by clear water as they crossed the finish line.

On Sunday 17th April the J18 girls quad(3 of us are actually 17 – but rowing with Bea means we enter as J18) travelled to St Ives to compete in their 150th Anniversary Heat to Head race. They had very kindly agreed to lend us a boat as the trailer wasn’t going it was just our crew.

The third and final leg of the Cambridge Winter League on Sunday 6th March brought well deserved success for IoERC. The Club's Women's VIII won their IM3 category and the Women's J18 Quad not only won their category but were the fastest women's quad overall. An excellent performance by these and all our competitors.