Thrilling finish to GPS Centenary Head of the River
The GPS Centenary Rowing Championships – the Head of the River – took place at Wyaralong Dam on March 10th, with 89 crews and more than 550 athletes taking part and over 2,500 supporters watching the action.
The Southport School took the Centenary Head of the River title winning the O’Connor Cup for their victory in the Open 1st VIII race. It was a thrilling race which delighted spectators and provided a nail-biting finish. St Joseph’s Nudgee College took the Old Boys’ Cup for the highest overall points scored across the 12 Championship races that took place during the morning.
The Rowing Championships have 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 – proud tradition, courage, dedication, rivalry, passion, respect and honour.