Rowing Club Gala Awards

Gibraltar Amateur Rowing Association (GARA) held their Annual Awards Gala on Friday the 13th of September 2019 inviting sponsors of the awards. In the President’s absence President Elect (PP) Jennifer Stentiford attended, accompanied by PP Penelope Pilley.
The many awards were presented by Shawn Zammitt from Aquagib, Minister Jo Bossano and Zoe de Toledo. As guest speaker Zoe gave an inspirational presentation about her life and the application of the tenacity required of rowers assisting situations in life generally. Zoe is a British rowing cox who won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She coxed the eight that won the gold medal at the 2016 European Rowing Championships. She also coxed the Oxford eight in The Boat Race 2012. Zoe related how her training had helped her mentally cope when she was diagnosed with a brain tumor operation in 2018. Now retired from the sport she studies medicine at Oxford.