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FOR THE EMPIRE GAMES

Rowing

Dominion Rowing Eight Is Well-balanced Crew '(Prom. "N.Z.. Truth's" Special Rowing Representative.) The crew selected to represent New Zealand' -at the Empire Games is representative of the Dominion's rowing strength, and training operations to bring the men up to concert pitch will now go ahead apace. '"','".. " :. • '

♦THE crew will be afloat twice daily on I the "Wanganui and will cover about • six miles each row until this Saturday, when they will pack up and go to Auckland. ■ With a definite crow under his charge, Harry Ayres will now be able to push operations along In a business-like manner. • . : ' . . '■■' . He wiil need to do. this if he is to maintain his reputation ,and .high standard set by: his' previous "wonder" crew of 1925. .... While -the crew may. lack a "Clarrie V Haaley or a "Dick" Heggulun, its w.eight and, strength compares very favorably, the men averaging out at 12; stone 4 lbs. All- that Is required Is for each oarsman to get right down to tlh- • tacks and develop that fast "catch" and "hard" leg drive so - necessary for gathering pace between .the . strokes. "Reach out and row" is the . Maxim they want to get to like. . Thanks to the courtesies, of .Mr. J. T. Campbell, • who is the ; N.Z. Passenger Agent for the C. P. Railways, arrangements have .been . made with the Vancouver Kowlhg Club to obtain the use of a "practice" eight so that the New Zealanders may have a row when they arrive at Vancouver. : The crew leave Vancouver on July 18, and arrive at Banff the next day, reaching Hamilton on the morning of July 23. Hamilton is the greatest sporting centre m Canada. Amateur rowing is popular there as can "be gained by the fact that the "Toronto Argonauts" rowed

second to the great American lights at the last Olympic Games, held m Amsterdam m 1928. Joe Wright and Jack Guest, the two giant 6-foot scullers and winners of the last Olympic double sculls, also hail from iimuiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuHiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiinuiniiiiimnniuiiinuuiiiiiiniiiiimn The All Black Eight BOW, E. A. Waters, Hamilton Row- . ing Club); 2, C. Saunders, Wairau 'Rowing Club; 3, F.— H. Thompson, .Avon Rowing Club; 4, C. F. J. Gllby, Canterbury Rowing Club; 5, V. Olsson, Plcton Rowing Club; 6, J. Macdonald,. Wairau Rowing Club; 7, B. Sandos, Hamilton Rowing Club; Stroke, F. Brought, Otago Rowing Club; Cox, A. E. Eastwood. Emergencies: A. Ross, Auckland . Rowing Club, Johnson, Otago Rowing Club. Coach: H. Ayers. liiiiiiiiiiiiniiiii'iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiii Toronto, so that our oarsmen can expect a stiff race whenever they start. Training operations will be carried out during the sea trip so as to maintain the present form of the crew. •• All eyes will follow their doings, because'a victory to rowing at the Empire Games will go far m giving the sport a very necessary "lift up" m New Zealand.

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FOR THE EMPIRE GAMES, NZ Truth, Issue 1282, 26 June 1930

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FOR THE EMPIRE GAMES NZ Truth, Issue 1282, 26 June 1930

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