150th Anniversary Celebrations MSRC

1969 OMs Row

Monmouth School Rowing Club 1869 celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019

Master in Charge of Rowing John Griffiths Griffiths.John@habsmonmouth.org is championing a number of special social events open to Old Monmothians, Parents, Old Girls, friends and family.

In advance of celebrations in 2019 in recognition of 150 years Rowing at Monmouth School for Boys, the OM Club have re-launched the Pink Crocodile Tie.

The Pink Crocodile Club was instigated by MiC Rowing Phil Mathew in 1964 for a School 4+ to potentially represent Wales at the Serpentine Regatta. In 1965 The Crocodile Club was formed again membership being limited to those who have been on an Easter training week, or who have rowed in the 1st boat.


It will be realised that the crocodile is one of the few aquatic animals that goes about with its nose in the air, another being the hippopotamus…

A 100% silk tie has been designed in agreement with Al Butler OMBC Captain, and is now available from the OMC online Shop distributed via the School Shop at £25 (+pp)

OM News 1966 Extract – LW Maddock OM 1909 -1912 – writes from New Zealand if he is entitled to join the Crocodile Club – he certainly is, for coxing the first School Boat in 1912!


2pm Saturday 6th April John Hartland VIII Boat Naming Ceremony

MSRC Boat House 2pm. Open to all please email Griffiths.John@habsmonmouth.org to help with catering numbers, thank you.

7pm Saturday 6th April 2019 MSRC 150th Anniversary Dinner 

£36pp The Chase Hotel, Ross-on-Wye HR9 5LH Chocolate Blazer/ Henley Enclosure attire – Contact Sue Griffiths sue@thekitcrew.co.uk

Saturday 6th July OM Henley Row By and OM Picnic

‘OLYMPIC superstar Sir Steve Redgrave has invited MSRC to celebrate its 150th anniversary next year with a celebratory row past at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta.

Sir Steve, the chairman of the world’s most famous open rowing event, personally wrote to Monmouth School Rowing Club to invite them to mark their huge milestone next July.’

OMs are looking to put out two VIII’s – interested please contact John Griffiths or Al Butler

OM Henley Dinner 7th September 2019

Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2LP
Price tbc – a unique commemorative pin badge to be included in the ticket price – golden lion on black enamel.
Contact old.monmothians@habsmonmouth.org


Please help to Support MSRC

The MSRC is looking to help raise funds for Rowing – Bursaries, Blades, Boats – please contact John to discuss or donate now online

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