GB rower Scott goes back to school

Team GB's Scott Durant with the next generation of LRGS rowers.
Team GB's Scott Durant with the next generation of LRGS rowers.

Team GB’s Scott Durant has been back to school to inspire the next generation of rowers.

Following his success at the recent World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam, where he won a silver medal, Olympic hopeful Durant returned to Lancaster Royal Grammar School where he was a pupil between 1999 and 2006 along with his twin brother Mason.

They both took up rowing at the school the age of 13 and won the National Schools Challenge Cup for Pairs at J18 and were first selected to row for GB that year.

Scott then went to Oxford Brookes University and since then has been successful at major international rowing championships, including Henley Royal Regatta, competing with Team GB for the past six years.

Mason has enjoyed similar success.

During the visit Scott went on the River Lune to coach the current generation of aspiring LRGS rowers.

Peter Jago, rowing coach at LRGS, said: “We are very grateful to Scott for visiting LRGS.

“We hope that both Scott and his brother are successful in getting to Rio in two years’ time.”