We are delighted to announce that Derby Rowing Club is the winner of the 2022 Davison Award.
This discretionary award for the standout performance from a small club was created in 2018 in memory of Noel Davison, who was Honorary Secretary of the race from 2014-2018 when he sadly died of cancer.
This year we considered several clubs for the prize, based on a combination of the diversity and size of their entry as well as overall performance. Richard Phelps, Chairman of the Fours Head, selected Derby after considerable analysis and discussion with the Committee. Five crews from Derby competed at the 2022 Fours Head, across Open, Women’s and Junior categories, with strong results in the Club Open Coxed Fours and Club Women’s Coxless Fours events. The Committee all look forward to welcoming representatives of the club to the prizegiving to receive their Davison Blade from members of Noel’s family.