Callum Sullivan won the ‘Muhammad Ali Athlete of the Year’ Award last month at the annual Greenwich Starting Blocks Fundraising Dinner. Callum has been supported by Greenwich Starting Blocks and the GLL Sport Foundation, and this year was identified by British Rowing to receive a SportsAid award.
Callum is now studying music at Cambridge University and is heavily involved in the Cambridge University Boat Club. Despite only being there a few weeks he is progressed into the squad for The Boat Race in 2018. Callum is flat out training two sessions a day, on top of his academic work. A lot of work, but it will hopefully pay off!
Please see the paragraph below profiled on The Boat Race website –
Cambridge University Boat Club look strong coming into the new year. President Hugo Ramambason steered the Blue Boat in 2017 and will look to build on his comprehensive experience of the championship course, having competed for Westminster School as a junior. He is joined by fellow 2017 returner James Letten, the tallest man to ever row in the Boat Race. With some fearsome ergo scores, Letten will be called upon to provide power and dynamism in the middle of the crew. Cambridge also boast four returners from Goldie, including Charles Fisher who raced in the winning Blue Boat in 2016. Robert Hurn, formerly captain of IRA Varsity Eight winners Yale University Boat Club, is joining up with the Cambridge squad this year, after a stellar career in the USA. The Australian oarsman secured victories at several notable events, including Henley Royal Regatta, Eastern Sprints and the Harvard-Yale Boat Race. The 2018 Cambridge Men’s Squad has 9 nationalities represented: Bermudian, Iranian, British, American, Italian, French, Japanese, Australian and Dutch. The oldest athlete in the squad (David Bell) is 30 whilst the youngest athlete in the squad (Callum Sullivan) is 18.
The Cancer Research UK Boat Race will take place on Saturday 24th March 2018. The Women’s Boat Race will start at 16:31, with The Men’s Boat Race an hour later at 17:31.
Best of luck Callum!