Year 13 student Jess Leyden recently competed in the Jubilee Regatta at Dorney Lake near Windsor, used as a venue for the 2012 Olympics rowing events.

Entered  in the WJ19 double scull category in this prestigious competition, Jess had to race against 44 other teams – including international under 23 and senior crews.

Jess and rowing partner, Emily Ford, won their Women’s Junior 19 category and got through to the final of the main double sculls event finishing in third place to win the bronze medal.

Another successful competition for Jess who recently competed for Great Britain at the Junior World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria, finishing seventh.

For 2013, Jess now hopes to be selected for the Great Britain team to compete in the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in January and the Junior World Rowing Championships in Lithuania in August.

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