Heather heading for World Cup

15 June 2007

University of Bath rower Heather Stanning has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Cup event in Amsterdam later this month.

The 22-year-old University of Bath Sports Technology student is among the under-23 squad rowers included in the GB squad for the World Cup.

The under-23s are under consideration for inclusion in the GB team for next month’s World Under-23 Championships in Scotland and have been included in the World Cup squad to give them the opportunity to experience top-class racing.

Heather partners Olivia Whitman, aged 21, in GB’s second women’s coxless pair in Amsterdam. Heather and Olivia secured a couple of wins at the Essen Regatta in Germany last month.

The World Cup in Amsterdam runs from 22nd to 24th June.

Heather Stanning was identified for GB Rowing by the Amateur Rowing Association’s World Class Start and Potential Programme. The programme is funded by UK Sport with Lottery money and since 2006 is sponsored by Siemens. The programme at Bath has identified three athletes for Great Britain teams in the past three years and is run by Paul Stannard, Performance Development Coach, GB Rowing.

The University of Bath has one of the leading university sports departments in the UK. Under its Team Bath brand, its success is based on the expertise and dedication of staff, and its excellent facilities, used by the community and Olympic medal winners alike.

Members of the media who require further information can contact the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight Ltd on (01225) 383518 or see the Team Bath website.

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