This year the Trustees of the Bromley Trust Fund, John Coates AC, Stephen Hinchy OAM and Andrew Guerin are pleased to announce that eight athletes are set to receive $4000 each from the fund to contribute towards their seat fees for their respective World Rowing Championships.
The 2019 Junior Women’s Pair of Laura Chancellor and Phoebe Robinson, the U23 Women’s Pair of Dyone Bettega and Tara Rigney, the U23 Lightweight Women’s Pair of Lucy Theodore and Jilly Roberts and the U23 Lightweight Men’s Pair of Patrick Boere and Rohan James will all receive grants.
The Junior Women’s Pair of Laura Chancellor and Phoebe Robinson (both Toowong Rowing Club/QLD/QAS) will compete at the 2019 Junior World Rowing Championships to be held in Tokyo, Japan from 7 to 11 August 2019. Meanwhile, the U23 Women’s Pair of Dyone Bettega ( Sydney University BC/NSW/NSWIS) and Tara Rigney (both Sydney University BC/NSW), the U23 Lightweight Women’s Pair Lucy Theodore (Toowong Rowing Club/QLD) and Jilly Roberts (Australian National University BC/ACT) and the U23 Lightweight Men’s Pair of Patrick Boere and Rohan James (Swan River RC/WA) will compete at the World Rowing U23 Championships to be held in Sarasota, USA from 24 to 28 July 2019.
The E R Bromley Trust Fund was established in 1990 with a generous donation from the late Ted Bromley and with the specific intention of defraying in full or in part the expenses of any pair oared crew selected by Rowing Australia to compete at the World Championships.
The late Ted Bromley was not only a generous benefactor to the sport, but also a distinguished rower. He competed at the senior level for a long period commencing in 1932 in the NSW King’s Cup crew to post WWII at the 1948 Olympic Games. It was, however, his experience as a pair-oared rower that led to him championing coxless pair oared rowing in Australia until his death in 2005. Many readers may be aware that the Australian Men’s Pair Championship perpetual trophy is named in his honour and is a bronze statue depicting James Tomkins, one of Australia’s most successful pair oared rowers.