Headed for London

Bronwen Watson and Hannah Every-Hall row together as part of the rotation of Olympic hopefuls at the selection trials in Sydney.
Bronwen Watson and Hannah Every-Hall row together as part of the rotation of Olympic hopefuls at the selection trials in Sydney. CONTRIBUTED

THE Sunshine Coast has another name to add to its growing list of competitors to follow at the London Olympics.

Former Noosa rower Hannah Every-Hall has been nominated to compete in the women's lightweight double skull.

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The 34-year-old mother of two will be joined by teammate Bronwen Watson of NSW in their first Olympic campaign.

Every-Hall has been part of the Australian women's lightweight double scull team at the past two world championships, and Watson's selection caps a wonderful return to rowing after her retirement in 2009.

Selections trials were held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre over the past six days and Every-Hall said it proved to be an anxious experience.

"Look, it's a very nerve-racking thing and you never know how things are going to go," she said yesterday.

"I sort of knew what to expect, which I think helped me in the end, but it's still an emotional roller-coaster. I'm just so glad to have been nominated. I am ecstatic."

The nomination all but assures Every-Hall of her place on the team. A formal announcement on selections will be made later this week.

"To be nominated means that I'm on the team, which will be announced on Sunday," Every-Hall said.

Looking back on the past few years, Every-Hall said she could not have made it so far without the help of her family and friends.

"My mum and my family and friends have been so amazing with everything, such as minding the kids and helping out when I was away competing," she said.

"This is as much for them as it is for me. It was a real team effort."

After quitting the sport due to illness several years ago, Every-Hall decided to return to rowing seriously after initially coaching and then dipping her toe in the water in masters competitions.

"I had to leave the sport for health reasons and didn't ever think I would come back from that," she said.

"I was actually coaching and also competing in the masters competitions when I decided to come back and give it a go.

"It was a lot of hard work, but it's worth it to be here now."

Every-Hall said she was confident of striking up a good combination with Watson to give their Olympic rivals much to think about.

"I haven't rowed with Bronwen at all and have only competed against her, but I'm sure we'll work well together," she said.

"You only get one shot at the Olympics and we'll be doing everything in our power to compete well in London."

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