Success at Head of the River for Hudson

Benjamin Hudson.
Benjamin Hudson.


ALL the hard work, early morning training starts in cold water is paying off for Benjamin Hudson.

Lance Boot FuneralsModern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or

The Medowie Year 9 student recently rowed at the NSW Schoolboy Head of the River Regatta at Sydney International Rowing Centre.

Over 750 athletes from 27 schools contested the event on 17 March 2016.

Hudson paired with Tyler Bunt, 15, represented Hunter Valley Grammar School in the Schoolboy Year 9 Double Scull.

Hudson and Tyler performed strongly in the heats, making the final and bringing home Silver for the event.

The Schoolboy Year 9 1st Coxed Quad Scull saw Hudson and Bunt team up with Cooper Blatchely and Nicholas Melmeth with Hannah Scarborough as Cox.

In a very hotly contested final the crew finished just outside the medals for 4th place.

Hudson’s talent has been recognised with an invitation to row at the Sydney International Rowing Regatta issued by Hunter Valley Grammar School Rowing Club.

The Sydney International Rowing Regatta is one of the premier events on the Rowing Australia calendar and attracts entries from all over the country.

At 14 years of age Hudson will be the youngest of the Hunter Valley Roving Club’s athletes and will step up to row in the Under 17 years division.

As an under 16 years athlete, Hudson would normally race over 1000m.

Rowing as an Under 17 sees the race distance extend to 2000m.

Hudson has adjusted his training regime to increase his fitness and stamina for the longer race distances.

Hudson will row in the Coxed Quad Event with a new team consisting of Nikolai Crawford, James Patton, Cooper Blatchely with Hannah Scarborough or Alice Arnott as cox.

The team will share a house in the athletes village during the Regatta and will attend seminars and workshops covering subjects such as sports nutrition and psychology as well as intensive team training sessions.

Hudson said. “This is a great opportunity for me to gain experience at an international Regatta especially for someone my age.”

The event will be held at the Sydney International Rowing Centre from 25 to 31 March 2019.



Leave a Reply