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Phillip Ainsworth

1977 Aus MLwt8 4

 

Phil is back right – 1977 Australian lightweight eight

1977 – National Championship Men’s Lightweight Eight four seat – First

1977 – World Championships – Men’s Lightweight Eight three seat – Bronze

1984 – National Championship Men’s Junior Coxed Four coach – First

1984 – World Junior Championships – Men’s Coxed Four coach – Bronze

1984 – Match des Seniors – Men’s Coxed Four coach – Fourth

1985 – National Championship Men’s Junior Coxed Four coach – First

1985 – World Junior Championships – Men’s Coxed Four coach – Fifth

1986 – National Championship Men’s Junior Coxed Four coach – First

1986 – Trans Tasman Under 23 Series Australian Men’s Eight co-coach

1986 – World Junior Championships – Men’s Coxed Four coach – Twelfth

1987 – National Championship Men’s Junior Coxed Four coach – First

1987 – World Junior Championships – Men’s Coxed Four coach – Sixth

1987 – Match des Seniors – Men’s Four coach – Sixth

 

Phil began rowing at Scotch College in 1966 and rowed in the Scotch second eight in 1969. After being introduced to lightweight rowing at Monash University by Marty Owen in 1970, Phil joined Mercantile in 1972 where he rowed in Junior eights. He rejoined the lightweight ranks a few years later and went on to represent the club in lightweight fours and eights before being seriously injured in a car accident at the 1978 National Championships. Phil went on to serve as secretary of Mercantile Rowing Club in 1978/9 and from 1982 to 1988. He coached Junior men at Mercantile and for Australia from 1984 to 1987, and rowed in veteran fours and eights from 1979 until 2000.

Andrew Guerin Oct 2011

 

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