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 afternoon, they had made their mark with new personal bests, medals, and records! Sam Shalhoub, Stephen Lawler, Nikolai Olding, Kevin
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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 first regatta of the season.  However, not wanting to rest on our laurels, we also ran a training
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, disability or illness.  Variety provides scholarships to children with an existing talent living with disabilities, chronic illness or financial hardship
Jack training on the Lane Cove River
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 athlete, Jack has been recognised as having strong potential by his University to progress his rowing career, and will be given valuable
The 2018 Rowing World Championships were held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria between 9 and 16 September 2018, and this year saw the Balmain Para-Rowing Program’s James Talbot compete in an historic two events in the PR3 category – the mixed coxed four, and a new coxless pair event, introduced into the
Celebrating An Amazing 40 Years of Service, Integrity, Courage and Mateship. I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and
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On Wednesday May 16, members of the squad received a guided tour of HMAS Adelaide and then had the pleasure of sharing lunch with Commanding Officer, Captain Jonathan Earley and the crew of the Adelaide. We were invited to assist the catering  crew with the preparation of an all crew
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Stephen approached the Australian Paralympic Committee to inquire about an appropriate rowing club that specialised in working with physically diverse athletes so he could follow his dream of learning to row with the aim of getting to selection in the near future. Stephen called and we were delighted to say
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The Primary Club Logo - depicting a cricket 'golden duck'
The Balmain Para-Rowing Program is both delighted and humbled to be able to announce the generous donation received by the Primary Club of Australia of funds for the purchase of our first racing para double / pair! The Primary Club of Australia The Primary Club Logo – depicting a cricket
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“…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 indifferent stars. We can hazard the ravages of chance. We can choose to endure what seems unendurable, and
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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 be the judge.  
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The medal-winners of the PR3 4+ event at SIRR2018
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. James Talbot on the Podium with Mac Russell (Qld) and Jed Altschwager (SA) James Talbot did
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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. James
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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 training camps and was selected for the Rowing Australia Head of the Yarra boat. We  expect him to
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