Julia Attwood for WLBC!
For anyone who doesnít know me, Iím a second year engineer who noviced this year in order to understand what my boatie friends were talking about, and found out that rowing is the most amazing sport Iíve ever been forced into attempting.
I rowed with W2 in Lents, (and did not get bumped!!) and did more head races than I could care to count. Iím rowing in the Mays with W2 again, and am sure we wonít get bumped then either!
In general, I think Iíd make a good WLBC because:
- I have a very loud voice and an accent, so I can be easily differentiated from other screaming bank parties while coaching.
- Iíve been coached by so many different people, that if my own methods fail, I can draw on "Rowingís not complicated!" "Die on the legs!" etc.
- I live in Cambridge and will be on hand to organize grad outings and holiday training.
- I love organizing people and Iím extremely persistent.
- I know my way around a toolbox and can spring into action in a crisis.
- I can be brutally honest without making anyone cry.
I plan on helping to run an aggressive (but not scary) recruitment campaign to help all the new Trinity girls to find out that the best way to get some peace from the guys is to jump in a boat and glide down the Cam. I always help out in Fresherís week, and so would be well placed to spread the word. Emails will be sent, cocktails will be proffered, and in extreme cases, loud advertisements made in the dinner queue.
Lents and Beyond
I want W2 to be even more amazing than it was this year. Iíd also like to get more of the grads into rowing earlier, through liaising with the BA society for publicity and putting together a Gradís VIII for the Lent Bumps. The Lents training camp is a brilliant way to get the novices rowing with the senior women, and I would love to help run it, and convince everyone to come back early for it! 4 boats in Lents is the target, and a high rate of novice retention through promises of flexible outing and land training schedules.
All in all, I just want to convince everyone else of the joys of rowing as well as you all convinced me!
Thanks for reading!
Proposed by: Kirsty Syder
Seconded by: Julia Robson