Bedell Cristin Blades ladies four announce sponsorship for the season
14 April 2015
The Bedell Cristin Blades ladies four rowing team has agreed sponsorship with law firm Bedell Cristin in Guernsey for the third successive year.
The team ended the 2014 season in third position in the Championship Class, was 9th out of 37 teams in the Handicap Series and, in the most challenging race of the Channel Islands’ rowing calendar, the Sark to Jersey, they kept up the pace for a gruelling 2 hours 32 minutes to finish 43rd.
In addition to competing on the water, they also took part in other events as a Bedell sponsored team including the annual Rock to Rocque charity cycle ride in aid of Les Bourgs Hospice and they participated in the national ‘This Girl Can’ fitness campaign which highlights and focuses on women in sport.
The team remains mainly unchanged this season with Caryn Byrne, Mandy Damarell, Sharon Jones, Nikki Scott, Paula Wickham all rowing with Kat Gillespie and Rachel Gosling substituting. Jane Menzies has stepped in as the cox as Aimee Mai Scullion is expecting her first baby.
Team captain Caryn Byrne, commented:
'We are absolutely delighted to obtain Bedell Cristin’s continued support of the team again this season. We are all very excited about the forthcoming rowing season and are proud to represent Bedell Cristin on and off the water.’
Bedell Cristin managing partner in Guernsey, Mark Helyar, added:
‘The commitment of everyone in the Bedell Blades to their sport is impressive and, as a team they also contribute more widely to the community by their fund raising efforts. We are delighted to renew our support.’