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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[National Champs Update] Bronze for James Talbot and Strong Row from Eoghan!

[National Champs Update] Bronze for James Talbot and Strong Row from Eoghan!

Events, Updates
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 rowed hard and fought back from a slightly slower start to row through the fourth-placed Sydney RC Sculler Ben Gibson – after 1500m only 0.15 seconds separated the two scullers, with James eventually finishing 8.71 seconds ahead. James will be racing tomorrow in the PR3 Mixed double with partner Nikki Ayers, who also finished 3rd in her own PR3 W1x race moments ago, before racing in a composite PR3 4+, sprints PR3 1x and as NSW’s representative at the Interstate…
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University 2 Beyond with Tahli Hind

University 2 Beyond with Tahli Hind

Events, Updates
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 2 Beyond Program is run by the University of Sydney together with the Centre for Disability Studies, led by Professor Patricia O'Brien as the program's director. The program is immensely proud of Tahli in both being part of this program and in sharing her experiences to help promote awareness for the program and its wonderful outcomes for its participants. Uni 2 Beyond Uni 2 beyond, formerly known as the Inclusive Education Program, is an innovative and award-winning initiative that supports people…
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Back To Balmain Day

Back To Balmain Day

Events, Updates
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 locals who talked to us about the club and passed on some valuable history for us. A special welcome was given to the  new Mayor, Darcy Byrne, of the new Inner West Council as he opened the proceedings and gave a short history of the day. This year the Para Squad joined with the Open Men's Squad to run the sausage sizzle and cake stall. The support from all members of the two squads was commendable. The Erg Challenge, run by…
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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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End of Season Wrap-Up

End of Season Wrap-Up

Events, Updates
[caption id="attachment_352" align="alignright" width="300"] The 2017 Para Squad, coaches and supporters[/caption] As the Season has now ended and prizes distributed it's time to stop and take stock of the season past, time to reflect on the wins, losses and joys we've experienced and time to say thank you to some very special people we need to acknowledge as without them we do not prosper nor continue. (more…)
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Wins at the BRC Presentation Dinner

Wins at the BRC Presentation Dinner

Events, presentations
[caption id="attachment_435" align="alignright" width="225"] The Col Campbell Memorial Trophy for the Club Point Score, won by Kevin Wall[/caption] On Friday 16 June 2017, Balmain Rowing Club held its annual presentation night, where Balmain Para Rowing Program's own Kevin Wall was announced as Balmain Rowing Club's overall individual point score champion for the 2016 - 2017 Summer Season.   (more…)
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