Grammar Girls in the Australian Junior Rowing Team

Grammar girls, Ellyn Hill (12H) and Nancy Duncan-Banks (12E), competed as members of the Australian Junior Rowing Team at a regatta in Adelaide last week.

Accompanied by the School’s First VIII Coach, Mr Blaine Heseltine, the girls flew to Murray Bridge for a training camp before competing in the three-day regatta alongside the Australian Olympic Rowing Team. Ellyn and Nancy were selected into the Women’s Junior Coxless Four at the selection regatta in April. Ordinarily, the Australian team would converge for a training camp in Varese, Italy before competing in the World Championship Regatta in Europe.

The magnitude of the girls’ achievements cannot be understated and Brisbane Girls Grammar School is proud to have Ellyn and Nancy representing the School, and their country, at the highest level of competition.

Well done, girls.

Mr Darcy Wruck

Rowing Coordinator and Head Coach

The Australian Women's Junior Four (Nancy Duncan-Banks (12E) second from the left, Ellyn Hill (12H) third from the left)

Ellyn Hill (12H) and Nancy Duncan-Banks (12E)