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Helping hand for Morgan's rowing success

Gullands is supporting one of Maidstone’s brightest hopes for future sporting success, Morgan Hellen, one of Britain’s highest ranking junior rowers.

Morgan is currently ranked third in the British Indoor Rowing Championship and has represented the UK in a number of competitions, most recently in the Czech Republic in August.  He has been the National Schools Champion individually for two consecutive years and National Schools Champions as part of the double scull.  Morgan’s long term aim is to be selected for the GB squad and to participate in the 2012 Olympics.

Morgan has recently been combining his training and studying for his A level exams at Oakwood Park Grammar School in Maidstone, which is where his love of rowing started.  Morgan explains: “I got involved after my school held an assembly about rowing.  I joined the local rowing club, Maidstone Invicta Rowing Club, about five years ago.

“My greatest achievement to date was to be chosen to represent Great Britain with the Junior 18 GB team at the Munich International Regatta and winning a bronze.  I am also proud of representing the Junior 18 GB team as a 16 year old at the Coupe de la Jeunesse and winning three gold and one bronze international medals.”

Richard Cripps, Gullands managing partner said: “Morgan is clearly a very talented and dedicated individual.  The firm is very proud to support him and we wish him every success with his ambition to reach the Olympics.”