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Based in Bedford for the last 40 years Ceetak Ltd has strong links to the Star Rowing Club as (now retired) Chairman Ray Baron was one of the founding members. We are proud to offer sponsorship to ensure that children and young adults get the chance to pursue their interests in a fantastic sport”.
Training Camp 2014 – Ceetak on tour prior to Henley Royal Regatta:
The sponsorship has had a great community impact – the junior team are largely state school kids who would otherwise not perhaps get the chance to take up the sport; at Henley for example they had the backing of a number of Olympians, were started in their time trial by Sir Steve Redgrave, the finish Marshall was Sir Matthew Pinsent whilst New Zealand Olympic Champion Eric Murray took time out to write them a note of support.
The Ceetak sponsorship also provided the boat for the senior men’s four – 3 of which are former Junior squad members who have progressed to the senior team.
All in all this is making a real difference in our community and helping unlock more of the potential of our young athletes and Ceetak is a big part of that!
It was fantastic to see Ray turn up to see the BBC Look East team filming the junior crew and give his best wishes and good luck as they went out to race – a race they subsequently won!
See below for a selection of images and also the BBC Look East pieces featuring the Juniors – in their Ceetak kit of course! Also visit the Home page for this website and scroll down the posts there for more details – including insights into rowing from the athletes plus visit the References page to see what mum’s and dad’s think too!
Junior rowing – it’s a massive deal!
CEETAK BOAT NAMING CEREMONY IMAGES BELOW
BELOW: Just some of the schools that will benefit from the new boats:
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