Apogee Scholars Selected for Rowing World U23 Championships in Austria

Apogee Rowing Scholars U23 Austria

Apogee Corporation is proud to announce that two very talented young rowers, who were awarded Apogee Rowing Scholarships, have been selected by the GB Rowing Team Start Programme for the World U23 Championships in Austria in July, an important event in the rowing calendar.

Zak Lee-Green Marlow Regatta WinnerGB Rowing Team Start Programme said “There is double delight for ‘Start’ Rowers, Rebecca Chin and Welshman Zak Lee Green (a trainee dentist who rows for Agecroft RC).  The duo have been called up into the eight and lightweight single scull, respectively, in a year when they have also won one of only four Apogee Scholarships on offer for ‘Start’ rowers. “

Barry Ferdinand and Jason Collins, CEOs of Apogee Corporation said, “We, at Apogee Corporation, are hugely impressed by the drive and commitment of Zak Lee-Green and Rebecca Chin.  They have had significant wins in recent weeks and their training programme is very impressive.  We are very proud of these 2 fine Apogee Scholars and wish them every success at the World U23 Championships.”

Rebecca is very grateful for the Apogee scholarship, which is covering the costs of her entry into this championship.  Rebecca Chin said, “It’s already such a massive help! It’s great that Zak is competing too.  Fingers crossed we can do well for Start and Apogee.”

Following a hat trick in a recent Regatta, Chin went on to a double win at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta in GB U23 composite women’s 8s, winning by 3 and ½ lengths and 5 lengths respectively. Chin said “It’s great to be cheered on and clapped along the course by 10 000 people! Winning at Henley is the main aim in a lot of rower’s careers and it’s respectable to make the finals, so I’m really happy to have done this at my first Royal Henley Regatta.”

Since then, Zak and Becca have attended a 10-day pre-camp in Caversham followed by pre-race training in Austria.

Good Luck to both of them at the Championships in Linz in Austria on 24th 28th July.

Visit www.apogeecommunity.com to find out how they got on.