Tuesday 2 July 2013
Cruising through Henley today made me nostalgic for my old rowing days. Do I miss it? Of course I do ! At this point I must thank my son, Joel, his first coach and mentor, Dickon Poole and my first coach, Roy Mumford (bless him) for introducing me to this tremendous sport which I will always love. Dickon set up Molesey Schools Rowing Association to enable youngsters to take part in a sport they would otherwise have missed. Roy was a dedicated coach. MRSA was a fantastic success, now sadly missed and a great loss to British rowing. Via a joke (I think) Dickon managed to get me involved in the physical side of the sport, initially with Molesey and then with KGSVBC, for which I will always be grateful. Thank you guys.