On Wednesday 16 May members of the rowing community from all over New South Wales came together at Dede’s restaurant to celebrate the conclusion of another successful season and honour the top achievers.
As rowing is so rooted in its clubs, mention must first be made of Sydney Rowing Club who topped the RNSW Pointscore with 1,994.75 premiership points, ahead of St George in second (1,347.00 points), Mosman RC (1,203.5) in third narrowly beating and Sydney University (1100.5).
Mosman was duly recognised for their efforts throughout the season with Daniel Noonan being awarded NSW Oarsman of the Year, Amy Clay for the second year in a row took home the Oarswoman of the Year plaudits and Nick Garrett awarded the honour of being the NSW Coach of the Year.
A coach with World Championship Lightweight experience, Smith is the Master in Charge at Sydney Grammar and guided the school to consistent success through the 2010-11 season
In another joint effort, Pymble Ladies Colleges Mark and Gill Campbell won the Schoolgirl Coach of the Year. This is the fourth time that Mark and Gill have won the award together and an impressive seven times in the past 12 years that Gill has been recognised. David Jennings from Shore was a notable recipient talking out the Schoolboy Coach of the Year award for the third time.
In one of the more popular announcements for the evening Sydney Rowing Club’s Dallas Smith, Mick Allen and Max Annett were awarded the prestigious Rusty Robertson MBE Award for their significant and sustained contribution to the endeavors and the objectives of the Association over many dedicated years.
Below is a list of all recipients acknowledged at the 2012 Presentation Dinner
Schoolgirls Shield - Loreto Normanhurst
Schoolboys Shield - The Kings School
NSW Schoolboy Head of the River Trophy - Kinross Wolaroi
Edward Trickett NSW Grade Championships - Sydney Rowing Club
Central Districts Rowing Association Championships - Lake Macquarie RC
Northern Rivers Rowing Association Championships - Lower Clarence Rowing Club
Combined Novice Shield - Newcastle Grammar School
Combined U20 Shield - Mosman Rowing Club
Women's Senior Shield - Sydney Rowing Club
Men's Senior Shield - Sydney Rowing Club
Womens Elite Shield - Sydney University Women’s Rowing Club
Mens Elite Shield - Sydney Rowing Club
Spencer Grace OAM Combined Masters Shield - St George Rowing Club
L.E Stepto OAM Memorial Shield - Sydney Rowing Club
Novice of the Year - Jemma O’Carroll (Newcastle Grammar School)
Coxswain of the Year - Robert Wright (Mosman Rowing Club)
Rusty Robertson MBE Award - Dallas Smith, Mick Allen and Max Annett (Sydney Rowing Club)
Schoolboy Coach of the Year - David Jennings (Shore)
Schoolgirl Coach of the Year - Mark and Gill Campbell (Pymble Ladies College)
Rowing NSW Coach of the Year - Nick Garratt (Mosman Rowing Club)
Volunteer of the Year - Christine Smith (St Pauls Grammar School)
Kevin Webb OAM Point Score – NSW Sprint Championships Sydney Rowing Club
NSWRA Honours Recipients Trophy - Sydney University Boat Club
Bohemia Crystal River Cup - Mosman RC
Oarswoman of the Year - Amy Clay (Mosman Rowing Club)
Oarsman of the Year - Dan Noonan (Mosman Rowing Club)
Photos from the Presentation Dinner