ACT Universities and Military Colleges Men’s 8+
The Disher Challenge Cup was named for Captain H.C. (Clive) Disher of the Australian Army Medical Corps, who stroked the 1919 Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Number 1 crew that beat Oxford University in the final of the Inter-Allied Services event at the Henley Peace Regatta after the end of the World War I.
Disher presented the Cup to the inaugural winning crew, the Australian National University, in 1971.
Initially the Cup was between the Royal Military College and the Australian National University until the Australian Defence Force Academy was established in 1986. Subsequently it has been open to any ACT University.
|Inscription||The Disher Challenge Cup Presented by Dr Clive Disher CBE ED
for annual competition between eight oared crews representing the Australian National University and
the Royal Military College Duntroon in memory of the AIF eight oared crew, winners of the King’s Cup,
Royal Henley Peace Regatta 1919.