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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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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James Talbot – From Black and Gold to Blue All Over….

James Talbot – From Black and Gold to Blue All Over….

In more exciting news for the Balmain Para Rowing Program, Rowing NSW has confirmed the NSW State Teams to compete at the Nationals and we're bursting with pride to announce that JAMES TALBOT has been selected to represent New South Wales in the Men's PR3 1x Interstate race. In being selected he has beaten a very spirited push from athletes from Sydney Rowing Club and others.  With James' selection Liam James, Head Coach, Para Program,  has also been selected as the NSW coach for that same event. James' race will be on Sunday 25 March (though he, Kevin, Ruby and…
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Ruby Does It !!!!

Ruby Does It !!!!

Congratulations RUBY SUTHERLAND on winning the Schoolgirl Head Of The River Para 1x on Saturday at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. Ruby raced for PLC Croydon but did all her training under the watchful eyes of her coaches at the Balmain Para Program. Ruby trained hard for this race and for the last few months spent early mornings on the river before school and when the weather stopped that on-water work she happily jumped on the erg and worked intensely.  Her training was aimed at having Ruby at her peak for the race and at her peak she was. Her…
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Our Waltzing Matilda!

Our Waltzing Matilda!

Sorry you have not heard from us over the last fortnight, but no, we didn't forget to post over the last two weeks, we were waiting for the finals at the World DragonBoat Championships some could share the results. Why? Our last featured member, Matilda, was competing! This is Matilda's sixth year of competing for Sydney Zodiacs and it's her second campaign for the Australian Junior Auroras at the International Dragon Boat Federation championships, her first was 2015 to Canada as an Under 16. She came home from Canada covered in gold. Moving forward to 2017 as an under 18 Matilda…
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