ISA STAFF MEMBER TO ROW AT ANZAC COVE

ISA STAFF MEMBER TO ROW AT ANZAC COVE

Queenscliff Rowers 1

(L-R) Alexandra Salier, Alex Butt, Chris Snel, Pip Butt and Samantha Butt from the Queenscliff rowing crew. Picture: Mitch Cameron

 

Nearly 100 years after their forefathers fought at Gallipoli, a team of Queenscliff surf rowers will honour their memory by taking part in a marathon through the Dardanelles to Anzac Cove. They are members of the only all female crew from Australia to take part in the Gallipoli 100 Surfboat Race with teams from New Zealand and Turkey. One of the crew members, Alex Butt, teaches at Barker College, and is currently heavily involved within ISA. Alex is the ISA Representative Netball Convenor, the ISA Netball Umpires Convenor, the ISA Boys and Girls Touch Football Convenor as well as the NSWCIS Netball Convenor. This marathon event which takes place on April 22 and 23 is one of many which will commemorate the Gallipoli centenary. It will also honour the many lifesavers who fought in World War I. The Queenscliff surf rowers – Alex and Samantha Butt, Pip Butt and Alexandra Salier – all have ancestors who fought at Gallipoli. They are already in training and will share the 60km marathon route with their teammates from Broulee on the state’s south coast and their male sweep Chris Snel. Alex Butt said she and fellow crew members would no doubt be thinking of the young Diggers 100 years ago during the marathon. “It gives us time to reflect on the sacrifices that soldiers and their families make and continue to make to protect our way of life,” she said. As part of the event, Ms Butt and her twin researched their great uncle, Private Robert Gordon Butt, who served at Gallipoli. He was allocated to the 1st Battalion for three months in 1915 until sickness forced his return to Australia. After he recovered, he reenlisted and was sent to France, where he sadly died in April 1917. Long-time Queenscliff SLSC member Tommy Hand has spent two months refurbishing the team’s 25-yearold boat which they have named Eternal Spirit. The surf rowing teams will also be taking part in cultural activities.

 

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
       

Recent Posts

 
Retirement of a Legend
Mary Webster The Independent Sporting Association would like to recognise a ‘legend’ in the development of Independent School Sport for all students. Mary Webster is a household name in the world of school sport. Recently retired, Mary leaves many wonderful legacies and the ISA would like to recognise her incredible contributions over many years to
The 2019 Cathy Parkes Award for Staff Contribution
Jason Cooper – Barker College Along with recognising outstanding students, the 2020 NSWCIS Awards evening recognises the achievements of its member school’s staff from the 2019 calendar year. The 2020 NSWCIS Awards recognised one of our own ISA treasures, receiving The Cathy Parkes Award for Outstanding Staff Contribution – Secondary. This award is presented in
ISA Students Shine at the 2020 NSWCIS Awards Evening
The 2020 NSWCIS Awards Evening recognises the achievements of its member school’s students from the 2019 calendar year. 2019 proved to be a very successful year for ISA with many students receiving acknowledgment for sporting success. Oakhill College was a standout school for 2019 with 6 students awarded for their achievements. OAKHILL COLLEGE NSWCIS BLUE
2020 ISA Representative Cricket Season Report
2020 ISA Representative Cricket Report After an externally influenced 2019 Representative Cricket Season where only 1 fixture was played, the 2020 season was warmly welcomed with kind weather and keen opponents in CAS, GPS & ASC. The team bonded extremely well and developed a very strong spirit among themselves. It was a huge commitment to