Former GB coach Rusty Williams has confirmed that he will be Vesta’s new Director of Rowing for the 2014/15 season, overseeing coach and athlete development and training.
Rusty’s appointment follows a markedly successful year for the Vesta senior men’s squad which saw three boats pre-qualify for Henley Royal Regatta, with the coxed four competing until the Saturday and wins at Wallingford, Metropolitan and Reading Regattas. He has also previously assisted the Vesta senior women’s squad, which between 2010-12 won successive events at Henley Women’s Regatta.
Rusty will be overseeing a strong coaching team for 2014/15 with thirteen coaches already confirmed. These include: Nick Ireland, Tony Reynolds, Helen Grey, and Andy MacMillan coaching the senior men’s squad; Nic Neveling, Ray Sullivan and Chris Clements coaching the senior women’s squad; Martin Graham, Wendy Armstrong and Alex Foreman looking after the novice men and Judith Howell, Stewart Button and Harriet Caldwell-Nichols the novice women – with a few more names to be confirmed.
Vesta’s 2014/15 season starts early September with the senior women’s introductory meeting taking place on Wednesday 3rd September (at 7pm at Vesta), senior men the following day on the 4th with rowing starting on Saturday 6th September for both squads. The novice squads have their introductory meeting on Thursday 11th September (at 7pm at Vesta) with the novice men starting on Saturday 13th September and the novice women a week later on Saturday 20th September. Please keep looking at our website and twitter account for further updates and contact details or any questions you may have. It already looks to be an exciting year ahead!