I am happy to say that we now have our first ever qualified umpire at the club! Cherry has been studying and training hard this season, and passed her exams with flying colours today, meaning she is now a fully fledged umpire.

We all give umpires some stick occasionally, but they are all volunteers and they are all going up their free time so that we can race, so it's awesome that we now have someone in the club who is giving back something to the wider rowing community in this way. If anyone else is interested then I'm sure she'll be more than happy to chat to you about it.