This year, it was an extra special privilege to welcome competitors, spectators and staff from GPS member schools to the GPS Centenary Rowing Championships, Head of the River.
The Head of the River has been an important feature of the GPS sporting calendar for almost as long as the association has been in existence, and this centenary year marked the 96th event. It was a momentous occasion showcasing the very best of GPS; courage, dedication, rivalry, passion, respect and honour.
A total of 89 crews and more than 550 athletes took part in the Head of the River, and over 2,500 supporters watched the action at Lake Wyaralong.
Overall, Churchie came second out of the nine participating GPS schools, a mighty achievment for which we congratulate all rowers. The standard across all races was exceptionally high, and the athletes, coaches, support staff and parents who worked so hard to prepare throughout the season truly did themselves and their schools proud.
Churchie's First VIII had a spectacular race, finishing third to The Southport School. It was a thrilling race which delighted spectators and provided a classic nail-biting finish.