Barton Peveril Teacher’s Successful First Year Rowing
Barton Peveril Sixth Form College Teacher of Sociology, Haley Jordan, has won the Hampshire and Dorset Novice Rowing Championships at Royal Victoria Country Park on 18th September 2021, with her club Coalporters Amateur Rowing Club, after only one year in the sport.
Haley Jordan previously enjoyed rowing indoors for fun, occasionally entering competitions such as the English Indoor Rowing Championships at Manchester Velodrome, the Scottish Indoor Championships, British Virtual Championships, World Rowing Virtual Masters, and the Australian Indoor Rowing Championships.
During the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Barton Peveril Teacher rowed a half-marathon to raise money for a domestic violence charity. When lockdown eased, Haley Jordan took her passion for rowing indoors out onto the water by joining Coalporters Amateur Rowing Club.
With the club, which features current Barton Peveril students Ella Newman and Alice Warland Drumgoole, the Teacher had a very successful first season competing on the water, progressing from the Novice to the Junior crew quickly whilst also representing the Masters crew.
During her fast rise to championship-winning rower, Haley Jordan won the ‘Most Improved Oarsman’ prize at the club’s annual awards ceremony.
“Really challenging but immensely satisfying”
Speaking on her success, Haley Jordan said:
‘Learning a new skill such as rowing has been really challenging but immensely satisfying. Coalporters is such a friendly and welcoming club and have supported me all the way. Being part of a squad that won the Hampshire and Dorset Novice championship has made me very proud.’