14 Sep 2023

News 2023

John Kenny – International Rower

When Freshman John Kenny arrived in the UK on June 13 to join the crew at Oxford Brookes University Boat Club he wore his St Paul’s College rowing zootie. John is a national-level rower and was part of the victorious Rawson Cup College crew in 2023. In his June trip to Henley as a member of Sydney Rowing Club he was a stroke-side reserve for the men’s squad, prepared to substitute into either the Thames Challenge Cup VIII, or the Britannia Challenge Cup coxed IV.

John rowed with the bow-side reserve in a Pair (minus cox) at the Marlow Regatta, hosted at Eton Dorney, the venue for the 2012 Summer Olympics. John’s Pair came 4th in the A final behind Oxford University in 1st, 2nd and 3rd!

His team’s Henley campaign went smoothly in the sense that there were no injuries, however, both the IV and the VIII were knocked out in the semi-finals.