Newtonhill’s own Morven Shaw has been named in the final Robert Gordon University Boat Race Team to take on Aberdeen University.
The final crews for the 19th Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race were announced on Monday, following months of training from the eager students involved.
To celebrate their selection, and test their united strength, the crews gathered on the banks of the River Dee to take part in a tug-of-war ahead of the race on Saturday March 1.
The annual boat race will see Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen go head to head to claim the title of boat race champion.
Aberdeen Boat Club president Lauren Cammaert and Robert Gordon University president Gillian Paterson carefully selected each crew member, both hopeful that their tactics will lead their university to victory.
The Robert Gordon crew comprises;
Richard Hills (26) from Nairn, Scott Purdie (27) from Dumfries, Adam Luczak (19) from Warsaw, Poland, Morven Shaw (19) from Newtonhill and Holly Reid (19), Iona Reilly (21), Lewis McCue (18), Christie Duff (19) and Emily Geddes (19) from Aberdeen.
Competing in the Aberdeen University team will be;
Lauren Cammaert (23) from Newfoundland, Canada, Ian Walker (19) from Edinburgh, Eilidh Manson (19) from Midlothian, Fiona Bell (18) from Kilmacolm, Inverclyde, Tom Coles (20) from Callander, and Elliot Bruce (18), Henry Gieseler (21), Catriona Bain (22), Jamie Steel (21) all from Aberdeen.
Andrew Laing Deputy Chief Executive at Aberdeen Asset Management, comments: “We are proud to continue to sponsor the annual Aberdeen Asset Management Universities’ Boat Race. The boat race is a celebrated sporting event in Scotland and both crews have displayed tremendous dedication and passion for the 2014 event, with intense training taking place in all weathers. The crews show admirable stamina in their ability to juggle their studies, work and rowing responsibilities and I’m sure, on 1st March, these last few months of hard work will pay off. I wish the best of luck to both teams. ”
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