Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cessford Call to Row for GB Just Oarsome; ROWING

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cessford Call to Row for GB Just Oarsome; ROWING

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ROWING starlet Hope Cessford wil be putting her oar in for Great Brtiain - after receiving another international call-up.

The teenager, a member of Durham Amateur Rowing Club, will fly the flag at this weekend's International Deutschen Ruderverbandes Junior Regatta in Munich.

She is part of a 32-strong squad which will take part in the regatta, organised by World Rowing, with strong contingents from Germany, Austria and the Czech Republicm involved as well as Great Britain.

Around 900 rowers from 16 nations, aged between 15 and 18, will take to the water.

Cessford, coached at Durham by Gordon Beattie, is the region's only representative in the squad.

She first represented GB at the World Junior Championships in Rotterdam last August in the women's pair along with Lauren Irwin, then of Chester-le-Street Amateur Rowing Club.

Colin Lawson of Durham ARC said: "This is great news for Hope and everyone at the club is very proud of her achievement. …

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