At British Rowing’s 2017 Annual General Meeting, the organisation recognised the contribution made by three individuals and one organisation to the sport, British Rowing writes on its website.
The British Rowing Medal of Honour, which recognises individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to rowing at a national or regional level was awarded to:
Gary Harris, deputy chairman of British Rowing, for his distinguished service to rowing and British Rowing throughout his volunteer career, as an athlete, club captain and president, coach, coach educator and assessor, regional representative on national committees, committee chairman and secretary. Gary has worked as a volunteer for 28 years, including 22 years as a director and for 16 years as Deputy Chairman, as well as being President of the Coupe de la Jeunesse for the past four years.
Rosie Mayglothling, director of Pathway Development at British Rowing, for her outstanding contribution to the sport as both a volunteer and employee for more than 30 years. Rosie has worked tirelessly to promote women in sport and rowing and has made a huge contribution to rowing at an international level and is a key part of British Rowing’s relationship with the international federation FISA.
British Paralympic Association for their ongoing support and promotion of rowing over the last three Paralympic cycles, from the first as a new sport at Beijing 2008 through to Rio 2016 where Great Britain returned with three golds and one bronze medal.
The British Rowing Medal of Merit, which recognises individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to regional and club rowing, was awarded to:
Jim Downing, chairman and founder of London Youth Rowing for the amazing work he has done to help get thousands of young people active through rowing, both indoor and on water, who are from inner city areas of high economic and social deprivation.