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History of the Queensland GPS Head of the River rowing regatta

1918 QLD GPS Head of the River

The first  Head of the River run under the auspices of the GPS, (then known as the Queensland Metropolitan Secondary Schools' Association), was conducted in Brisbane on 1st June 1918. Four schools competed, The Southport School, Brisbane Grammar, Clayfield College and Central Technical College.

The Queensland Metropolitan Secondary Schools' Association was formed in 1918 to control sports between the associated schools. Therefore this is the first official rowing event.

 

Organising Committee

The Queensland Metropolitan Secondary Schools' Association


All Schools Race - Fours

0.75 mile

Times: n/a

Margin: 4 lengths

1st - The Southport School - Bow: T.E.D. Marks, 2: Y.O. Yates, 3: T.L. Sparkes, Str: C.R. Dixon, Cox: I.F. Champion 

2nd - Brisbane Grammar School

3rd - Clayfield College

4th - Central Technical College


Sources

Queensland Rowing 1880-1995 by Jack Pritchard, published by Rowing Queensland

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