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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

2013, a dim memory for some but for us the first challenge to show there were many Australian Para-Rowers that could not only take on the world but win the fight.

This was our first step………

“2013: It has been several years since an Australian LTA crew competed internationally. More importantly no Australian LTA crew has ever competed in the prestigious Head of the Charles. It is time to change that. The enthusiasm and dedication of a small group of LTA rowers across the country in various Club and State regattas has created a desire for something more. The 2013 LTA Head of the Charles Challenge is the result. This project gives LTA rowers the opportunity to compete at an international regatta, taking their rowing to the next level. Rowing has given many para-rowers a new purpose or direction in their lives. They have overcome their disabilities and inspired others by their courage and determination.”

How did we finish…

“…a huge thank you as without your support and encouragement and belief we wouldn’t have been able to make history and we wouldn’t have found ourselves in that beautiful shell sitting on the start line surrounded by cheering people and autumn leaves on the wonderfully calm and inviting Charles River…..sitting waiting for the call to come….for Boat No. 4, Balmain Rowing Club, to enter the chute and start the move to the line and then with a whoosh to take those very first strokes and move to making more history by being not only the first overseas LTA crew to compete but to be the first to…… WIN!

More To Come…….

2013 Balmain Para Rowing Winning Crew Receiving Their Winners Medals, Charles River, Boston.

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