World place for Selkirk’s Maddie

Selkirk rower Maddie Arlett is part of the 50-strong GB squad competing at the World Under-23 Rowing Championships, taking place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria this week.

The 21-year-old Edinburgh University student, who lives in Ettrickbridge, will compete in the Women’s Lightweight Quadruple Skulls event which starts today.

A product of Selkirk High School, Arlett only took up rowing since attending the University as a sports science student, but knows the boat class well, having won the elite lightweight quad recently at Henley Women’s Regatta.