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Bumps Headship for women's crew

This year's May Bumps finished in victory for the Jesus W1 crew who earned their blades and finished Head of the River for the first time in a decade - following up on their Headship success in the Lent Bumps earlier this year.

The feat also saw the College extend its lead as the most successful boat club in May's history, with 29 winning crews overall.

Abi Smith, women’s boat captain, said: “The women are ecstatic about the double headship won. We've worked hard all year. It goes without saying that our coach and boatman Jonathan Conder played an instrumental role in this victory and it marks an exciting beginning to his role.

“This is also a collective achievement for all the women in Jesus who have rowed for the past few years, we've climbed our way up the bumps charts by consistently being the fastest women's boat on the Cam. I can't wait to see what Jesus will be doing next year!”

Tim Nugent, boat club president, said: “It was incredibly pleasing to see the spirit that the entire club bought to the races and the attitude that was bought to the river. There was a large group of supporters from Jesus for not just the W1 crew, but for all crews on the river, and it felt like the club came together to support all levels.

“It's also testament to the club that all the boats entered qualified and were allowed to race in the Bumps. We were one of the best represented clubs on the river and this means that anyone at the college who wanted to race had the equipment, coaching and set up to be able to do this.”


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