HINKSEY rowers Ella Purcell and Josie White took gold at the prestigious Junior Inter-Regional Regatta.

The youngsters partnered up to win the J14 doubles over 1,000 metres in Nottingham.

Purcell and White are members of Hinksey Sculling School and were representing the Upper Thames region against 11 areas from across the UK at the competition.

There was more success for clubmates Lewie Harris and Vedant Nirmal, who claimed bronze in their J14 doubles event.

The regatta puts participants from across the country into 12 regions, with all competitors reaching the start line by qualifying as the fastest in their area through a time trial.

Hinksey falls within one of the three sub-segments of the Thames region.

If any children in the Oxford area aged nine to 18 are interested in rowing for Hinksey, contact directorofrowing@hinkseysculling.org.uk.