END OF SEASON WRAP UP

END OF SEASON WRAP UP

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. THE SQUAD Numbers We…
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Sunday Thanks – To A Donor

Sunday Thanks – To A Donor

“...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 thereby open up the possibility of prevailing…” Daniel James Brown.   We have many rowers in our program and each of them is committed to bettering their technique, building their physical power and developing good crew work. Never has there been a member who hasn’t enjoyed their time on the…
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Monday Meet The Rower : James Talbot

Monday Meet The Rower : James Talbot

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 very soon be awarded a scholarship which will enable him to continue training at the elite level while being able to access the needed physiotherapy and additional supports elite rowers require to be able to deliver their best and at the highest standard.  His latest honour has him in serious…
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Friday…So It’s Food For Thought Day

Friday…So It’s Food For Thought Day

Whenever we receive a new inquiry our first thoughts turn to classification - will this person classify; if so, what category; are they on the border of two categories and even more importantly will the classifiers understand the medical issue. There are so many medical issues that allow for classification and a vast number of them are not ones readily understood or identified by anyone other than a medically trained person, i.e. a doctor. Physiotherapists are amazing professionals but even they will acknowledge there are medical issues that allow for classification that they are not familiar with which makes it…
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