Newcastle University Boat Club Newsletter, September 2010 Australian University Games Update Uni Games is upon us! Crews will be making their way to Perth this weekend, with racing to commence on Wednesday the 29th of September. The NUBC is a major presence for the University at this year's Games, with our squad making up a large portion of the Newcastle University competitors at Perth. This year we are fielding a Women's Four, a Women's Quad, a Women's Eight, a Men's Double and two Men's Singles (
Planning and running of the regatta went smoothly, with most members helping out on the day. The NUBC wishes to thank all those that contributed to running the day by helping at the canteen or BRO tent. Extra thanks should go to those non-competitors who put in effort at the canteen for most of the day. Thanks also to the SES and tinny drivers who volunteered on the day.
Specific information for AUG competitors relating to accommodation, transport etc will be sent soon via email. Please check your inbox for this email. Good Luck to our AUG squad!! Pre I.V. & Henley on Hunter Regattas The NUBC held its first regatta of the season, Pre I.V., on Saturday the 11th of September. For our AUG squad, the regatta was a good lead in to Uni Games, helping crews to get back into the swing of racing. For many of our new rowers, Pre I.V. was their first experience of a regatta, and a lot of our new members walked away with medals after great performances. Results are below:
One of the Mixed Quad crews after their winning race
Mixed Quad Sculls: (Gardiner, Copeman, Gibson & Forrester) & (Hanrahan, Huggins, Mujic & Pianca), both first place
Pre I.V. club photo
Men's Masters Double Scull: Endeavour/Uni composite (Nissen & Donza), first place
Some NUBC members also attended Endeavour's Henley on Hunter Regatta the following day. NUCB crews rowed some strong races, with special mention to our Men's Open Single Scull rowers, Anthony Mujic and Jason Nissen, who placed second in their races.
Men's Open Double Scull: (Mujic & Nissen), first place Mixed Eight: (Deen,Gardiner,Pianca,Forrester,Huggins,Evans,N issen,Elliott,c:Holmes), first place Women's Open Coxed Four: (Lie, Lever, Mujic & Buckton, c: Bollinger), first place
NUBC at Henley on Hunter
NUBC AGM The NUBC AGM was held on Saturday the 18th of September, and the new club executive for 2011 were elected. Our new executive are: President - Merran Holmes Vice President - Annelise Bissett Treasurer - Brad Huggins Secretary - Emma Mujic Boat Captain - Mark "Freddy" Fretwell Regatta Planner - Natasha Pianca Sponsorship/Social - Jed Dickson Fundraiser Trivia Night Following the success of last year's event, the NUBC hosted it's 2nd trivia night on Friday the 20th of August at the Bar on the Hill. The night was a huge success, with lots of fun and many laughs had by all. This year we held an erg competition outside the Bar, which got very competitive and increasingly entertaining as the night went on! Overall the night raised around $2 500 that will go towards costs associated with sending crews to AUGs this month. Thanks to all those who helped organise and run the night, as well as those who were involved in getting prize donations. Your efforts made the night a success. Some photos are below:
NUSport Awards Friday the 27th of August saw a few NUBC members replacing their zooties with some more formal attire for the annual NUSport awards. The club attended in support of James Elliott, a past NUBC Treasurer and active club member, who was receiving a NUSport Colour Award in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards the running and administration of the club. Congratulations James!
NUBC at the NUSport Awards
NUBC Hats The NUBC has hats with our brand new emblem on them. They are very, very stylish and an absolute bargain at only $10! If you would like to look SO good in an NUBC hat, please see/pay Bronwyn. The new emblem is below:
Winners of the NUBC Trivia Night
Equal first place (to the second!) for the Trivia Night Erg Challenge, Division: NUBC members
ďƒź Please return all fundraising chocolate box money to Bronwyn ASAP ďƒź Please reply to the Secretary email about Spring Regatta, even if you aren't going. Also, please return your availability form to Bronwyn ASAP.