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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Sunday Thanks – To A Donor

Sunday Thanks – To A Donor

Sunday Thanks
“...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 water nor chosen to improve that enjoyment by hard work.  Every member has always been enthused by the others to push their boundaries and to strive to reach the best…
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Monday Meet The Rower : James Talbot

Monday Meet The Rower : James Talbot

Monday Meet-The-Rower
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 preparation for the Interstate races at the 2018 Rowing Australia National Championships. [caption id="attachment_880" align="alignright" width="147"] Another winner's grin ![/caption] “I first took up rowing when I was 13 after…
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Friday…So It’s Food For Thought Day

Friday…So It’s Food For Thought Day

Friday Food For Thought
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 even more  important when dealing with classification that everyone involved not only works together but relies on the professional knowledge of the expert in that particular field.  We have been…
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Balmain Para Rowing does it again – Rowing Australia’s Train For Tokyo

Balmain Para Rowing does it again – Rowing Australia’s Train For Tokyo

Updates
Congratulations James Talbot, selected for the Train For Tokyo week camp and Rowing Australia 8+ for the Head of the Yarra. [caption id="attachment_608" align="alignright" width="225"] James and Kevin after winning the 2017 Australian National Para Double Championship[/caption] The first step on the road to Tokyo, the first Balmain Para athlete but definitely more will join James by 2020!
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