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Once you’ve been involved in rowing for long enough, you start to pick up your own particular ways of taking care of your equipment.  Whether it is how you wash and clean your hull, when to replace your fasteners, or where you put your oars on the pontoon, everyone has
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Para-athlete Tahli Hind with members of the 'University 2 Beyond' Program at the National Disability AWards 2017 - Photo: Tahli Hind
This morning, Para-Athlete and member of the Balmain Para-Rowing Program Tahli Hind shared her experiences of attending university as members of the the “University 2 Beyond” program, together with fellow alumni Chris Bunton on Radio National with presenters Amanda Smith and Michael Mackenzie. You can listen to the podcast here! The University
Events, Updates
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  It’s always healthy to look within, to cast our eyes and our minds and question  whether our sport is as diverse, reflective of community as it could or should be.  Are we forgoing gold by forgoing diversity; by ignoring those that have the capability and capacity, the willpower and
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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
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ALEX SMILES Alex is classified PR3  [ formerly LTA] which allows him to use his legs, trunk and arms when rowing. He is able to race in any size boat – single, double, pair, quad, four or eight – but internationally he has two boat classes he can be selected
Monday Meet-The-Rower
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Chrissy sparkle The best way to celebrate the end of a hard year and the worry of whether Santa Claus will drop those dreaded coal bricks or sparkling diamonds down one’s chimney is to have a jolly good knees up where all worries are cast aside and drowned in a
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DANIEL CLARKE     Daniel joined the program in 2016 and rows using his arms and trunk. When in the boat Daniel has a knee strap and also uses a waist and hip strap. He lives an extraordinary life and has achieved things some of us can only ever fantasise
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STEPHANIE WALKER Stephanie is one of our newer rowers and was welcomed to the squad in late 2016. She is classified PR3 [ID] or in the old classification system LTA ID. Stephanie had a brain haemorrhage at birth but her parents tell us she “went on to be a happy,
Monday Meet-The-Rower
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Back to Balmain is an annual celebration of the local community with music, a sausage sizzle, local history and memorabilia. Back To Balmain is held on the last weekend of October and this year the weather remained smiling all day. It was great to meet some of the long time
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SOPHIE DELEZIO Sophie is one of our junior rowers and currently our only PR2 classified rower. PR2 means Sophie rows using only her trunk and arms but due to Sophie’s physical impairment has to row with one oar feathered and one oar taped on the square. She joined the squad
Monday Meet-The-Rower
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The squad on the final day of the camp   “I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth
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TAHLI HIND •                PR3 ROWER A good looking PR3 4+! Left to Right: Tahli, Alex, Ruby and Nikolai Tahli joined the para program in 2016. She was recommedned to the program through her friend, Nikolai, a long term member of the program. Tahli
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MONDAY MEET THE ROWER : NIKOLAI OLDING Nikolai’s final days sculling with pontoons • LTA Rower • Joined 2013 I was born very early – at 24 weeks and spent six months in intensive care with several operations and chronic lung disease. I went home with supplementary oxygen (which I
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Congratulations James Talbot, selected for the Train For Tokyo week camp and Rowing Australia 8+ for the Head of the Yarra. James and Kevin after winning the 2017 Australian National Para Double Championship The first step on the road to Tokyo, the first Balmain Para athlete but definitely more will
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Barbara, Ruby and Anne at the Presentation Dinner with the Para Shield
“No two snowflakes are alike…One completely different from the other.” (Charles. M. Schulz.) Today’s Monday Meet-the-rower is profiling one of our long-standing members, Ruby Sutherland.  Ruby has competed both for Balmain with the Balmain Para-Rowing Program, as well as for her school, PLC Sydney.  Read about Ruby below! Ruby with
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