Maggie Hawkyard

Maggie's interest in rowing was sparked by watching her mother Jenny row – way back when the club was situated on the other side of the river.  She started learning to row on the day before her 13th birthday in 1972 and has continued ever since. She also started coxing and when a teacher at KEVICS’ school, Nick Richardson, got involved with the club and introduced rowing for the boarders, it was Maggie who helped teach them to row. Since then Maggie has rowed, sculled, coxed and coached.  Probably her highest rowing achievement was coming 50th in the Women’s Eights’ Head in 1996 and her coxing achievements winning Junior Fours’ and Women’s J18 fours at the South Coast Championships. Maggie enjoys teaching beginners and novices and has lost count of how many people she has taught to row over her many years. Favourite Command: 'Put the blade in before you move it!'