Rachel Egan |

‘I’m just really looking forward to getting back out on the water with the team’

In the first of two articles by Junior Rowing News, Rachel Egan meets Evelyna Davies from Tideway Scullers School, whose last year on the junior rowing circuit was taken away by the COVID-19 pandemic

For nearly a year, the coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally altered the realities of nearly every human alive. The virus has impacted the future of millions of young people across the country, causing re-evaluation and even sacrifice of education, employment and social activity in order to protect their loved ones. Of course, rowing is not immune to COVID-19 and nor are the young rowers who underpin the sport. To understand the extent of the impact, we caught up with Evelyna Davies, whose last year in the junior circuit was taken from her by the pandemic.

Evelyna is currently rowing at Tideway Scullers School (TSS) in her gap year, following two previous years in the TSS junior system. She moved to the Chiswick-based club after gathering a wealth of racing experience at Walbrook and Kingston.


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