Four Coleraine rowers in GB squad

Joel Cassells and Peter Chambers celebrate their gold medal win in Poznan earlier this year. [Mandatory Credit: Peter Spurrier/Intersport-images]
Joel Cassells and Peter Chambers celebrate their gold medal win in Poznan earlier this year. [Mandatory Credit: Peter Spurrier/Intersport-images]
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Alan Campbell, Joel Cassells, Peter and Richard Chambers have all been selected for the Rowing World Championships in Aiguebelette, France next month.

The Coleraine quartet were confirmed in the GB squad following a press conference on Tuesday.

The World Championships, running from August 30th - September 6th, doubles as the Olympic and Paralympic qualifying regatta.

GB’s two lightweight double scull crews are unchanged. Will Fletcher and Richard Chambers, a London 2012 silver medallist in the light four, will race the men’s event after two podium finishes to date.

Chambers said: “This season so far has been an exciting one for us. We are progressing well and are looking forward to getting our heads down in our up coming training camps.”

Campbell has secured his place back as GB’s open single sculler on the back of continually improving performances this season which culminated in a bronze medal at the last world cup.

Jono Clegg has been selected in the lightweight men’s four following his strong performance in the pair in Lucerne and his role as sub in the double scull the following day with Richard Chambers. He joins Peter Chambers, Mark Aldred and Chris Bartley – this crew has been behind their game this season and will aim to step on over the next few weeks to improve their performance for the Worlds.

Joel Cassells, European Champion in the lightweight men’s pair in May, takes his place in the pair with Sam Scrimgeour. Jamie Kirkwood, winner of the GB Rowing Team Senior Trials in the single in April, is selected in this boat class.