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Balmain, NSW Australia

Update - Leichhardt Park Proposal May 3, 2020 READ MORE Global Erg Marathon December 11, 2019 READ MORE NSW Labor Commits to Callan Park, facilities for Program February 13, 2019 READ MORE Balmain Para-Rowing Athletes at the AIRC October 28, 2018 READ MORE Christening and Training 2018 October 15, 2018 READ MORE

Balmain Para Rowing Program

Balmain Para-Rowing Program is a program specifically set up to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in the sport of rowing and become involved in the rowing community. The program provides support to para rowers from Balmain Rowing Club, and has provided invaluable assistance to para rowers over the past 10 years at all levels of the sport, from learn to row to Paralympic representation.

5 YEAR PLAN

  • To be Australia’s pre-eminent para-rowing program, including both for elite representation and recreational rowers
  • To pioneer ‘inclusive’ rowing whereby para-rowers integrate with able-bodied squads wherever their relative function and ability allows
  • By 2024, have 80 para rowers vying for selection for the Paralympics
  • To have an indigenous 8 crew competing in the NSW State Championship Regatta
  • To have a community youth squad of 20 rowers

Our Story

About Us
Balmain Para-Rowing Program is a program specifically set up to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in the sport of rowing and become involved in the rowing community.
About Us
History
The program had its origins from 2007 when a young man who had lost both legs due to meningococcal contacted Balmain Rowing Club and asked to be taught to row...
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Facilities and Training
Para-rowers require additional and different equipment to able bodied rowers to cater for their disability and meet additional safety levels. The Program is operating as part of Balmain Rowing Club located in White St, Balmain, and is working towards new fully accessible facilities in Leichhardt Park, Lilyfield.
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Achievements
The Program provides encouragement for experienced para-rowers to take their rowing to higher levels, and can boast an impressive medal tally over the past decade, including club, state, national, international and Paralympic success.
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In the Media
As the largest Para-Rowing Program in Australia, the Balmain Para-Rowing Program athletes and coaches are regularly featured in media articles about the sport and their recent activites.
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Support Our Rowers
The costs involved in running a rowing program are significant. For a para-rowing squad it is even higher because of the specialised equipment required for each individual rower. As the program grows additional equipment is required to cater for the increasing range of disabilities. Please consider helping us to better support our athletes!
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Some Key Stats

99
Rowers
99
Coaches
99
Volunteers
99
Supporters

Our Coaches and Volunteers

Alex Nikolaidis
Alex Nikolaidis
Coach
Barbara Ramjan
Barbara Ramjan
Co-Founder
Ron Delezio
Ron Delezio
Co-Patron
Anne Craig
Anne Craig
Co-Founder
Greg James AM QC
Greg James AM QC
Co-Patron
Liam James
Liam James
Co-Founder
Nell Duly
Nell Duly
Coxswain

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News

Update – Leichhardt Park Proposal
Update – Leichhardt Park Proposal
May 3, 2020
Balmain Para Rowing Program has made submissions to Inner West Council for the formation of a community facility at the edge of Leichhardt Park.  The proposal would create an addit
NSW Labor Commits to Callan Park, facilities for Program
NSW Labor Commits to Callan Park, facilities for Program
February 14, 2019
Yesterday, Elly Howse, the local NSW Labor Candidate for the seat of Balmain, visited the historic Callan Park in Leichhardt together with Labor leader Michael Daley to announce that NSW La...
Balmain Para-Rowing Athletes at the AIRC
Balmain Para-Rowing Athletes at the AIRC
October 28, 2018
A dozen Athletes from the Balmain Para Rowing Program travelled to Macquarie University on Sunday 28 October 2018 to compete at the 2018 Australian Indoor Rowing Championships - by the ...
Christening and Training 2018
Christening and Training 2018
October 15, 2018
Wow - could we really fit anything more into one weekend?  Last weekend the Para Program raced 9 crews at the Spring Regatta, 'springing' into action with 24 premiership points at the ...
Ruby Sutherland – Variety Heart Scholar
Ruby Sutherland – Variety Heart Scholar
September 25, 2018
Congratulations to Ruby Sutherland who has been selected as a Variety Heart Scholar for 2018! At 90 years old, Variety has been assisting thousands of children who live with disadvantage...
Congratulations Jack – our Emerging Athlete!
Congratulations Jack – our Emerging Athlete!
September 21, 2018
Jack training on the Lane Cove River Congratulations to Jack Calderan for being selected as an Emerging Athlete by the prestigious University of Technology, Sydney.  As an emerging athle

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