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Maadi 2021
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Maadi 2021

CGHS Publication —

Maadi Team 2021: Emily Bowden, Orla Fitzgerald, Piper Spencer, Skye Duncan, Sophie Chapman, Anna Clinch, Brielle Pierson, Charlotte Chater, Emily Cox, Maddison Gittins, Nina Jarman, Paris Sutton, Petra Curd – McCullough, Susie Crawford, Jessie Workman, Millie White, Aimee Giles, Bella Reddecliffe, Erin Kang, Holly Hance, Katie Gardner, Lucy Haller, Maia Greenwood, Nina McKay. Pippa Ford, Rosa Righton, Frankie Binnie, Olivia Joseph, Coco Chaffey, Isabelle Williamson, Kate Smith, Keira Wolff, Sienna Godfrey-Chatterton, Tilly Ensor, Sylvie King, Tylah Bishop, Daisy Sutton

On Friday 19th March, 37 members of the rowing team flew to Auckland, then travelled to Te Awamutu which they would call home for the next week while they competed at Lake Karapiro (20min away) at the National Schools Rowing competition – Maadi.

Lake Karapiro put on a fantastic display of weather all week, apart from a couple of small windy moments – nothing compared to the winds we had experienced frequently in Twizel during the season. The girls rowed fantastically with heats on Monday and Tuesday, repechages Wednesday, semi finals Thursday, and finals on Friday and Saturday.

South Island crews dominated for both girls and boys. All our rowers made A / B / C finals, which was an impressive feat considering there were just over 2500 competitors, the largest Maadi ever.

Main Achievements:

Gold & Gary Robertson Cup

  • U18 Pair - Emily Bowden, Orla Fitzgerald

Gold & Dawn Cup

  • U18 Coxed Four – Emily Bowden, Orla Fitzgerald, Piper Spencer, Katie Gardner, coxen – Skye Duncan


  • U18 Coxed Eight – Emily Bowden, Orla Fitzgerald, Piper Spencer, Sophie Chapman, Anna Clinch, Nina Jarman, Millie White, Katie Gardner, coxen – Skye Duncan


  • U15 Coxed Eight – Keira Wolff, Tilly Ensor, Lucy Haller, Rosa Righton, Coco Chaffey, Sienna Godfrey-Chatterton, Kate Smith, Isabelle Williamson, coxen - Pippa Ford

New Zealand Junior Trials

  • Emily Bowden, Orla Fitzgerald

South Island Junior Trials

  • Katie Gardner

A huge thank you to all of the parents who have helped out and supported the rowers over the season and in particular Jonathon Chapman (chairman) and Julian Bowden who drove the boats up to Lake Karapiro and Miranda Pierson and Katrina Joseph for parent helping at Maadi. Congratulations to Dave Lindstrom and his team of coaches.

And a massive thank you to Catherine McDermott, Teacher in charge of Rowing here at CGHS, for your dedication to our rowers over the past four years!