A rowing club is celebrating further success after walking away with victories at the final regatta of the season.

Queen Elizabeth High School saw a number of their junior teams compete at the Tyne Regatta event on Saturday at Newburn, with everyone involved having to deal with the outgoing tide fighting against the wind during the event for to make it even more difficult.

In the J16 coxless quad event, QE’s Christian Ryan, Robbie Collen, Ben Archer and Will Dyer took the victory and continued their fine form from throughout the season after defeating both Yarm and George Watson’s College.

The win has also been fine practice ahead of this weekend’s national J16 event in Nottingham, which, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, will potentially see a number of future stars of the Team GB rowing squad take to the water as part of the event.

Three of the four teammates - Christian, Robbie and Ben - all also competed in the single sculls event too, which also saw the trio not face each other right up until the final.

With all three making the final of the event, it was Robbie who secured the win over his QE rivals.

More QE rivalry took place in the J16 boys double sculls event, with Ben Ryrie and Ned Gibbard facing Joseph Taylor and Ivor Evans in the final.

The race to the finish was an extremely close battle, with Ben and Ned finishing the event just one foot ahead of their rivals while further success for the club followed in the J18 single sculls.

Dan Jones - who in the recent Durham Regatta won three trophies - faced off against fellow GB trialist and doubles partner Isaac Hillicks-Tulip - with the QE youngster managing to defeat his rival by just half a length and claim yet another victory for his club.

Although not taking victories, other noticeable performances included the club’s J14 boys and girls quads rowers who narrowly lost to George Watson’s College and the J14 Octuples, which saw the girls beating Yarm but losing out to Tyne, while the boys came third to both of the same clubs.

QE also saw their J16 women’s eight finish third in a spirited performance after losing out to to Yarm and George Watson’s.