WALLINGFORD’S juniors demonstrated they were not idle over the Christmas holidays, returning to competition with nine victories at the Northampton Head of the Nene race, writes John Wiggins.

Their successes earned them the Victor Ludorum.

The club’s British Championship silver medal-winning J16 pair of Jack Halsall and Edward Robson, now racing at J18 level, eased home.

There had already been victories for Stan Whittey and Ed Devetta, in the senior men’s double scull, and Richard Mangion and Ben Sumner in the J16 category.

These four combined to take the J16 quad title in the fastest junior time of the day.

Also in J16 doubles, there was a win for Hannah Wilkinson and Catriona Harrison, who then teamed up with Leah Gordon and Zoe Ray to take the quads.

There were also victories for the J15 double scull of Rhydian Watson and Finn Gauden after success in the quads with Sam Fanstone, Philip Van der Veen, Noah Barlow and Watson coxing.

The win for Wallingford’s girls’ J15 quad (Amelia Hudson, Lily Pratt, Bethan Morrison, Annabelle Robson and cox Anna Galpin) was at the expense of rivals Abingdon.

But Abingdon’s J15 girls had a singles victory for Gina Segrt, who then partnered Niamh Mallett to win the doubles.

Leonie Watson won in the J16 single and there was also success for Jamie Lovejoy, Istvan Bessenyei, Luc Tucker, Archie Langdon and cox, Tom Russell in the J14 quad.