15 Aug 2018

Wednesday 15 August 2018

It’s been an exciting time for King’s College rowers, both past and present, who have been busy racing abroad over the past few weeks.

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L-R: James, Daniel and Sam


In a nail biting finish at the 2018 World Rowing Under 23 Championships Daniel Williamson’s (2016-17, Averill) coxless four managed third place, securing themselves a bronze medal in Poznan, Poland. This is Daniel’s second World Championship medal, having won a silver medal at the World Rowing Junior Championships last year.

James Hall (2013-17, Major) and Sam Cummins (Year 13, Averill) were selected to represent New Zealand at the World Rowing Junior Championships which took place in Racice in the Czech Republic.

Sam Cummins’ quad had a tough semi-final where they finished fifth, putting them through to the B final. Sam’s crew managed to hold off a late charge from Denmark to win the B final, securing them seventh in the world. 

James Hall was selected to race in one of the toughest events in rowing, the men's single scull, where it is literally man against man. Unfortunately, James’s boat capsized during a late sprint in the semi-final which meant he would progress to the B final where he ultimately finished sixth. 

A lot closer to home, Annie Williamson (Year 12, Taylor), has been selected for the Light Blue’s squad, which is a development squad for Year 12 students. Annie and her crew will travel to Australia later in the year to race a series of races at a local regatta.   

The King’s College community is very proud of the achievements of Daniel, Sam, James and Annie.  We look forward to watching your progress over the coming seasons.

A report by Head of Rowing, Brendan Boreham