CITY of Oxford’s Josie Nash and Eilish Turner-Frick gained a podium place in the Junior Inter-Regional Championships, writes John Wiggins.

Representing the Thames Upriver team in the multi-lane regatta in Nottingham, the J15 duo gained a hard-fought bronze medal, repeating their feat of last year.

The result helped their team to second place, much to the delight of manager Lorna Hermes (Falcon RC).

Jack Halsall, Ed Robson, Ricky Gubinelli and Ben Sims with cox, Liberty Barlow, from Wallingford RC, made up half of the J16 eight with the LVS School, Ascot in a composite crew, which finished sixth in the A final.

The more established J14 double of Magdalen College School’s Dan Bradbury and James Pullinger came fifth.

Headington School had success at the GB junior trials regatta with fourth place for both single-sculler Danielle Semple and the pair of Francis Curtis and Lucy Pullinger.

Meanwhile, fellow pupil Mattea Wuetrich was at Lake Lauerz for the Swiss National Regatta, where she a took bronze medal in the senior event and gold in the junior single sculls.

Abingdon RC were represented by scullers at the Leicester Regatta where on the Grand Union Canal, Caitlin Donaldson comfortably won the final in the J16 single and Beverly Ashton similarly dominated the Masters B/C single.

The St Edward’s School J14 boys quad took the top two places in the Birmingham Regatta, while the girls quads finished second and third in their event.

There was clear cut success in the octuples for the J14 Teddies boys, who won both the band 1 and band 2 categories.

l Matt Tarrant (Oxford Brookes) and Stewart Innes (former St Edward’s School) have been selected for the four with Olympic gold medallists Will Satch (Leander) and Mo Sbihi in Great Britain’s team for the first of the World Cup series in Belgrade next month.

Brookes are further represented by Peter Chambers in the lightweight double and Joel Cassells in the lightweight pair.