BURTON-born rower Beth Rodford has been included in the Great Britain team for the forthcoming World Cup in France.
Rodford, who plies her trade in Gloucester, has been included in the line-up for the quadruple scull following a squad shake-up by performance director Sir David Tanner.
The GB squad heads out to Aiguebelette, France, for the World Rowing Cup which takes place between June 20 and 22, and Tanner sees the squad as a long-term prospect.
“Once again, we are fielding a strong squad but one where we test out young rowers and new combinations,” said Tanner.
“This is a critical year in the Olympic cycle and the chief coaches, Paul Thompson and Jurgen Grobler, are aiming to win medals but also to tease out our longer-term strengths.”
Rodford, 31, will row alongside Lucinda Gooderham (Norfolk), Kristina Stiller (Yarm) and Victoria Meyer-Laker (Premnay) as they bid to bring home a medal.