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.

Our Targets

To encourage new athletes of all levels of experience and disability to enjoy the sport of rowing, building friendships while keeping healthy To purchase a para double scull and a quad scull adapted for para-rowers

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 2020, 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
Funding for Equipment
44%
Funding for Boston 2018
8%
Funding for Facilities
3%

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Monday Meet-The-Rower
Monday Meet The Rower : James Talbot
Rachel Johnson
Simone Cottom
Sam Shalhoub – Rower On The Rise
Monday Meet The Rower – Alex Smiles
MONDAY MEET THE ROWER – DANIEL CLARKE
Monday Meet-The-Rower : STEPHANIE WALKER
MONDAY MEET THE ROWER : SOPHIE DELEZIO
MONDAY : MEET THE ROWER
Monday Meet the Rowers
Monday Meet-the-rower: Ruby Sutherland
Monday Meet-the-rower: Jeremy McGrath
Tuesday Meet-the-Rower: Matilda Slater-Phillips
Monday Meet-the-Rower: Caitlin Lisle
Monday Meet-the-Rower: Zarni Tun
Monday Meet-the-Rower: Kevin Wall

Our Story

About Us
Balmain Para-Rowing Program is a program specifically set up to provide opportunities for persons wi
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History
THE BEGINNING The program had its origins from 2007 when a young man who had lost both legs due to ...
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Training and Facilities
TRAINING During the week and on weekends training takes place on Iron Cove. Training camps are also...
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Achievements
The Program provides encouragement for experienced para-rowers to take their rowing to higher leve...
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Some Key Stats

99
Rowers
99
Coaches
99
Volunteers
99
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Sunday Thanks – To A Donor
Sunday Thanks – To A Donor
April 15, 2018
“...heroes are sometimes the most ordinary -seeming people. It reminds us that as ordinary as we might be, we can, if we choose, take the harder road, walk forth bravely under the indifferen
Funny Friday Food For Thought
Funny Friday Food For Thought
April 5, 2018
We all hate the thought of ergs yet all love the thought of getting on that computer and engaging in some gaming. Here's a way to make one more enjoyable......maybe the other less so? You ...
Nationals Wrap-Up – Success for our Rowers!
Nationals Wrap-Up – Success for our Rowers!
March 25, 2018
In the final wrap-up from the 2018 Sydney International Rowing Regatta, the Balmain Para-Rowing Program has had a very successful week, with James Talbot and Ruby Sutherland both bringing home medals for the program.
[National Champs Update] Bronze for James Talbot and Strong Row from Eoghan!
[National Champs Update] Bronze for James Talbot and Strong Row from Eoghan!
March 22, 2018
A huge congratulations to James Talbot for securing a Bronze medal in the PR3 Men’s 1x earlier this afternoon! James had a hard-fought race to secure a podium finish close behind Mac Russell (Qld) and Jed Altschwager (SA) to put BRC onto the medal count in the 2018 Champs.
Monday Meet The Rower : James Talbot
Monday Meet The Rower : James Talbot
March 19, 2018
James Talbot is classified as a PR3 rower and joined the program in 2016. He has been targeted as an athlete for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics having taken part in several Rowing Australia trainin...
Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson
March 12, 2018
Some of our squad come via a friend's recommendation; others come to rowing knowing of the challenge, joy, calm and wanting to try for themselves what their friends or relatives have been ab...

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