This year the Trustees of the Bromley Trust Fund, John Coates AC, Stephen Hinchy OAM and Andrew Guerin are pleased to announce that the Women’s U23 Pair of Annabelle McIntyre of Fremantle Rowing Club (WA) and Bronwyn Cox of UWABC (WA) and are the recipients of Bromley Fund grants for 2017. The grants cover the full seat fees of these two athletes to compete at the 2017 World Rowing U23 Championships to be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from 19-23 July 2017.
The E R Bromley Trust Fund was established in 1990 with a generous donation from the late Ted Bromley and with the specific intention of defraying in full or in part the expenses of any pair oared crew selected by Rowing Australia to compete at the World Championships.
The late Ted Bromley was not only a generous benefactor to the sport, but also a distinguished rower. He competed at the senior level for a long period commencing in 1932 in the NSW King’s Cup crew to post WWII at the 1948 Olympic Games. It was, however, his experience as a pair-oared rower that led to him championing coxless pair oared rowing in Australia until his death in 2005. Many readers may be aware that the Australian Men’s Pair Championship perpetual trophy is named in his honour and is a bronze statue depicting James Tomkins, one of Australia’s most successful pair oared rowers.