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Brian Doyle

Above – 1956 Olympic Eight

1949 – Head of the River – Xavier College stroke – First

1952 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship two seat – First

1953 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship two seat – First

1954 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship stroke – First

1955 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship stroke – Second

1956 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship stroke – First

1956 – Olympic Games – Men’s Eight stroke – Bronze

1956 M8 formal enhanced

Above – 1956 Olympic Eight – Brian seated second from the left

Brian stroked the Xavier College crew in 1949 to a win in the Victorian Head of the River. Unfortunately his school was unable to win the event again until 1999, fifty years later. His sons David and Mark are also rowing Olympians.

Brian served the Club as Chairman of Selectors for many years and later as a Committee man of the Melbourne Amateur Regatta Association. He was always a jovial and much loved member of the Club.

1956 M8 coach, cox & stroke

 

Above – Neil Hewitt, Brian Doyle and Bob Aitken after the heat at the 1956 Olympic Games

Andrew Guerin Sept 2010

 

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