University graduate Rebecca Crowther will join accountants Horwath Clark Whitehill as a trainee in the Midlands next month, but before then she will be undertaking the biggest challenge of her life.
Rebecca is and part of the UK Ladies Universities Rowing Quad taking part in the European Universities Championship Regatta in Croatia, which began this week.
When 22-year-old Rebecca joins Horwath Clark Whitehill in the autumn she will continue her sporting career by re-joining Worcester Rowing Club where she hopes to play a leading role in the revival of women’s rowing there at national level.
A Worcester girl, educated in Kidderminster, Rebecca said: “I only started rowing when I went to university and loved it so much I decided to take it seriously. You have to be dedicated and give up much of your social life to achieve success at national level in rowing, which is the ultimate team sport.
“We train four or five days a week, have bonded as a crew and developed a sense of responsibility towards one another – that means always being there for training.”
Horwath Clark Whitehill staff partner Dave Darlaston said: “Our firm prides itself on being made up of strong individuals who perform well as a team.
“Rebecca’s self-discipline will serve her well in her professional career, as well as in her sporting endeavours.”
Rebecca, who has a degree in accounting and financial management from Loughborough, added: “I am looking forward tremendously to starting work with such a well respected firm, but have a slightly different priority first.”