STAGING New Year wishes from British Rowing Chair Mark Davies - British Rowing

New Year wishes from British Rowing Chair Mark Davies

Mark Davies, British Rowing Chair, looks forward to the new year in his special message below.

Congratulations to all our nominees and winners in the 2020 British Rowing Awards.

These members of our rowing community were nominated by their region after making outstanding contributions to the sport in 2019.


There are nine categories of awards, which recognise special people and achievements across the volunteer, coach and rower community.

British Rowing Awards: 2020 roll of honour

N.B. These are the winners who would have received their awards at our awards ceremony back in March that had to be postponed due to COVID-19. The awards are recognising achievements from the 2019 season.

Medal of Honour
Fiona Dennis
Andy Crawford

Medal of Merit
Denis O’Neill, Agecroft RC
Stephen Hitchen, Agecroft RC
Kevin Maynard, Agecroft RC
Philippa Sondheimer, Avon County
Sally Lawrence, Lea RC

Lifetime Achievement Awards
Robert McDonald (East Midlands)
Steve Brown (Eastern)
Charly Curtis (Northern)
Andrew Crawford (Thames)
George Cox (West)
David McClement (West Midlands)
Philippa Sondheimer (WAGS)

Club of the Year
Fulham Reach Boat Club

Rising Star of the Year
Chloe Kelly (Yorkshire) – Winner
Ben Newell – Highly Commended

Volunteer of the Year
Ellen Mitchell (North West)

Club Crew of the Year
Ipswich RC/ Sudbury RC women’s double (Eastern)

University Crew of the Year
Leeds University BC 1x – Matt Brigham (Yorkshire)

School/Junior Crew of the Year
Tees RC junior men’s double (Northern)

Coach of the Year
Florence Griffiths (Thames)

Beryl Crockford Award
Mr. W.T. (Bill) Parker
Bryan Steel

Project of the Year
Fulham Reach BC “Boats not Bars”