Robin Hood News-Line:

Robin Hood pin badges help students create goodwill in the USA

Five members of Nottingham Rowing Club will be wearing Robin Hood pin badges when they begin their studies at American universities in September. The badges have been provided by the internet-based World Wide Robin Hood Society, as part of its 20thAnniversary Year celebrations and have been frequently used around the world to help promote the City and County.

The Society operates from Sherwood Business Centre in Nottingham and Chairman, Bob White, says, “The eye-catching green and gold pin badges feature a traditional silhouette image of the legendary Sherwood Forest outlaw and are ideal gestures of goodwill that are particularly popular in America and many other places around the globe. The badges become a talking point and on many occasions they have helped to “break the ice” by opening conversations that have often lead to successful business and commercial deals, as well as helping to foster community links and personal friendships”

Nottingham Rowing Club’s logo also features a distinctive Robin Hood image on sweat shirts and tracksuit tops etc. and the club members will be proudly wearing their pin badges and sportswear as ambassadors for their Club and County.

The five rowing club members going to the USA to study are: Anna Thorntonfrom the Beckett School, who was a Double Scull winner at the HRR, under 23 Worlds in Poland and selected for the World Senior Champs in Bulgaria in September. She will be studying at Washington University. Harvey Kay from Rushcliffe School is a Silver Medal winner in the GB under 23 8 and he will also be studying at Washington University. Kyra Edwards from the George Spencer School won a Bronze Quad medal at the under 23 World Championships and she will be studying at UCLA, California along with Lucy Holgate who won Gold in the WNS 8 in the Home Countries International in Cork.

Jenna Draycott lives in Carlton and was a Silver winner in the double scull junior championships in Nottingham HPNWS and she is off to study at Ohio University.