William Counsell, St Andrew’s College pupil, was struck by lightning during the December holiday while out riding his motorcycle at the family home, and passed away.
“Rowers look after their own. William Counsel gone but never forgotten.” Chris Holliday (Head of Rowing)
The Rowing Club decided to dedicate their first rowing camp of 2017 to William. Please see some of the descriptions and pictures below:
Blade down for William Counsell:
U16 crew carrying their boat followed by the 1st VIII carrying their blades:
U16 VIII with missing man formation. William’s seat is empty:
1st VIII hold vigil on the jetty. Missing man’s blade on jetty:
U16 VIII with rowing captain, Henry Torr, filling William’s seat. They rowed into the race course and proteas were placed on the water: