GB Squad for Portadown Boat Club men

Two men who began rowing with us at Portadown, Nathan Hull and Sam McKeown have been enjoying great success this summer.
At the British Universities Championships they each won gold medals in singles (Nathan at Intermediate, and Sam at Senior), they had a Silver medal together in Senior Doubles, and a Gold Medal together in the Senior Quad.

Sam McKeown (2nd right) presented his GB one-piece, Gold medals & signed blade to PBC President Kevin McDonagh (l), Louis Hesbrook, PBC Captain, Peter Dick (centre) PBC Head Coach & QUB coach & Stephen Donovan (r) PBC Vice-Captain.
Sam, representing Britain at the Opening ceremony of the European Universities Rowing Championship in Sweden, Sept 2019.
Nathan Hull, (left) representing GB at the European Under 23’s Championship in Greece, September 2019 in the Double with Oliver Dix.

Nathan then joined the U23 British squad in Caversham while Sam went to train with Leander Club in Henley. Both got through rounds at Henley Royal Regatta.
Nathan competed in the European U23 championships in Greece last weekend for Great Britain in the Double Scull, missing out on a place in the A final to the Swiss double, who went on to win Bronze, by one third of a second. Nathans double finished Eighth of 16 international crews.

Sam also competed for Queens University last weekend at the European Universities Championships in Sweden, where he won a gold medal in very challenging conditions against a large field which included many senior international athletes.
This Completes a trio of achievements this year as he is we believe the first person to have won Gold medals in the single scull at British, European and World University championships, and all in the same year!