END OF SEASON WRAP UP

END OF SEASON WRAP UP

coaching, Events, presentations, Sunday Thanks, Updates
The 2017-18 rowing season was a successful one for the Program. We began the season with the aim of building on our points success from last season while also building members and ensuring programming covered the goals of each athlete. Our coaching numbers have also increased and our fundraising has been spectacular and pleasing. It’s a healthy exercise to review the season and to see where we hit our set mark and where we fell short and then for the coming season to refocus and try and hit those missed marks and meet the new ones. [caption id="attachment_978" align="alignleft" width="225"] Ruby Sutherland with her Union of Rowers Youth Development Scholarship[/caption] THE SQUAD Numbers We have over 23 current members and of those there are 15 actively rowing and preparing for…
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Tuesday-Tip: How to tie down a boat

Tuesday-Tip: How to tie down a boat

coaching, Updates, website
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 their own opinions and their own particular ways. Tying boats down to racks, and on trailers, is one of the most important parts of safely transporting equipment.  Do it right and you'll have a stress-free drive, but if you tie down a boat too tightly, you can crack the shell and be up for a hefty repair bill (not to mention forgetting to tie down a boat, or using poor-quality equipment which then fails in transit - think of flying…
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2017 GRAFTON ROWING CAMP – For Some, an Exercise in Fear…

2017 GRAFTON ROWING CAMP – For Some, an Exercise in Fear…

coaching, Events, Grafton Update
[caption id="attachment_785" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The squad on the final day of the camp[/caption]   "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 can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that?" Soledad O'Brien   On Saturday 23 September we headed north to warmer climes, calmer waters and a week of tough work for our annual camp hosted by the Grafton Rowing Club and under the watchful eyes of Ken Maughan, Captain Grafton Rowing Club and Ron Beattie, Australian Umpires, Australian Selectors, Life Members of their respective clubs, Grafton…
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On Disability and Inclusion in Sport

On Disability and Inclusion in Sport

coaching, Updates
Senator Hanson's much publicized comments regarding children with disabilities at schools revealed an unhealthy, but unfortunately not uncommon level of ignorance as to the mutual benefits of a policy of inclusion.  As to the benefits of such a policy? We should know - it's what we do. (more…)
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Making Adaptations – Coaching skills for Para-Rowing

Making Adaptations – Coaching skills for Para-Rowing

coaching
[caption id="attachment_9" align="alignright" width="300"] Balmain Rowing Club, St George Rowing Club and Canberra Rowing Club all have strong para-rowing programs. Your club can build one too![/caption] A lot of people have asked us over time what special skills you need to be a para rowing coach. The answer is that for the most part, you just need to know how to be a good rowing coach! (more…)
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