Rowing Australia is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of 1956 Olympic bronze medallist, Adrian Monger. Mr Monger passed away on 10 July 2016 in Perth after a long battle with cancer. Described as “always cheerful and optimistic”, he had been a coach, crew member and mentor to many over the years.
Mr Monger was McVilly-Pearce Rower Number 96 and received his pin at a function earlier in the year. Mr Monger rowed in the Men’s Eight at the 1956 Olympic Games alongside Michael Aikman (bow), David Boykett, Angus (Fred) Benfield, James Howden, Garth Manton, Walter Howell, Brian Doyle (stroke) and the cox Harold (Neil) Hewitt.
Mr Monger’s funeral is due to take place on Thursday 14 July, with further details to be released in due course. The Olympic flag has been offered by the Australian Olympic Committee, as is customary.