Archive for month: August, 2012


Through the cocurricular program, Radford College aims to achieve a positive learning experience in an environment that will encourage students to:

• Participate in a broad range of activities;
• Set personal goals and reach them;
• Accept responsibility for their own progress;
• Prepare themselves for life after school;
• Develop self esteem and confidence;
• Develop self discipline within their chosen activities;
• Accept responsibility for their own actions;
• Participate with confidence in a wide range of activities within a group situation.

Coaches required in: Rowing

A large number of sporting teams are maintained with all staff assisting in the coaching and/or managing of teams. Parents assist the College in its sporting program and the College engages outside coaches.

Remuneration is based on experience and time commitment for that sport.


As a sporting coach at Radford College you are expected to:

• Coach to the best of your ability;
• Work closely with the Head of Sport, the Director of the sport and the team manager;
• Liaise with Director and managers with respect to individual players problems and needs;
• Abide by the College rules and policies and enforce these rules upon the players;
• Abide by the rules of the relevant sporting organisation;
• Behave and conduct your training sessions and competition matches in a professional and appropriate manner;
• Attend all games and training sessions for your team;
• Be willing to coach in an appropriate College training time. Most trainings are either morning 7.00am to 8.30am or afternoon 3.30pm to 6.30pm;
• Fill out your own weekly time sheets to be handed into the Head of Sport;
• Treat all College sporting equipment given to you with care and respect and be accountable for it;
• Be willing to be responsible for the students within your care;
• Arrange for an end of season team report to be provided to the Head of Sport.

Further details about this position can be obtained by contacting Mr Peter Haynes on 6162 6266 or email

Applications close on Friday 31 August 2012 and should be addressed to:

Mr Peter Haynes
Head of Sport Radford College
College Street
or email to:

The National Rowing Centre of Excellence (NRCE) in association with all Sports Institutes and Academies across Australia (AIS/SIS/SAS) has again implemented a High Performance Rowing Scholarship framework for 2012/13.

This framework also includes the alignment of the national High Performance Development Program (HPDP) to the broad criteria.

The following documents outline the agreed minimum NRCE performance criteria, and additional ACTAS criteria, established for the respective scholarship Tiers for which athletes will be considered, together with an application form, the process and timings.

NRCE ACTAS Rowing HP Scholarships 2012-13

NRCE ACTAS Rowing Program Application Form

For inquiries relating to the selection criteria or process please call Gordon Marcks on 0407 787 270.

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Olympic Homecoming Celebrations will be coming to Canberra on Tuesday August 28th. This public event will be held in Civic Square with pre-event entertainment kicking off at 11:30. Official proceedings will begin at 12:00pm.

This event is an opportunity for all Canberrans to celebrate our London Olympians for their fantastic performances throughout The Games. There will also be ample opportunity for fans to get photos with and autographs from their favourite Olympians.

The fifth and final Rowing ACT 2012 Winter Time Trial will be held on the 8th and 9th September 2012. The format of the event is singles and pairs on the Saturday, doubles, quads, fours and eights on Sunday. Rowing ACT is willing to accept double entries on Saturday, however crews must be early novice. Clubs need to be aware these crews will NOT be competing in any official category and will not be awarded prize or point score rewards.

The course is 3km long and runs from near the Governor Generals wharf, around a turning boat near the 1800m start, down Yarramundi Reach, around Kurrajong Point and up Tarcoola Reach finishing at the first of the white timber piles, opposite the AIS in Lotus Bay.

The series winner for each category of boat is determined by a point score based on handicap times. Crews/scullers receive one point for each race they complete, plus one point for each opponent in that race that they beat on handicap time. Crews can accumulate series points provided they do not change more than 25% of their crew from one time trial to the next.

Entries should be via your club and sent by email to Rowing ACT . Entries close at 10pm on the Friday preceding the time trial (10th August). Larger clubs may collate entries into the template spread sheet below.

Download the “spread sheet template”:file_download/287.

*Winter Time Trial number 4* Small boats event was held in a sunny but windy day on the lake. Snow on the mountains in the distance gave a real sense of winter for the competitors.
A bumpy ride from the start to the turning buoy and down the race course. Crews took advantage of the sheltered water from big bend till the finish line.

Sunday Big Boat Day. Pleasant sunny conditions with a light head breeze at times down Yarramundi Reach.

View the Saturday Results

View the Sunday Results

View the Saturday Point Score

View the Saturday Point Score

At the world junior rowing championships in Plovdiv Bulgaria the Australian men’s junior Quad Scull crew which includes Radford’s Luke Letcher unfortunately had a difficult quarter final row on Thursday. Needing to come in the first three to reach the semi-finals to determine the A finalists, the Australians raced the two current world and European Champion crews from Romania and Italy along with a strong crews from the Netherlands and Norway. Initially Netherlands started well, although both Italy and Romania quickly showed their class by sharing the lead. Norway and Australia were desperately catching the fading Netherlands crew, but in fast tail wind conditions this proved challenging. Towards the finish Italy and Romania led home Norway to progress to the semi-finals that determine the A finalists. Australia will now contest for a berth in the C final. Congratulations to Luke and the rest of the crew, tough racing within a world class field but a great effort.

Please find below this weekends start lists.

View or download Saturday Start List

View or download Sunday Start List

View the Course Map

Please take the time to read the following information.


• It is the responsibility of crews to ensure they are at the start on time (any crew who misses their allocated start time may be started at the end of the field). Crews should pay particular attention to the start time rather than boat number as some numbers may be missing.

• Clubs should ensure that scullers and crews have the skill and experience to complete the course under adverse weather conditions.

• Crews and scullers should take note of normal traffic rules on the way to the start.

• Slower crews should ensure that crews overtaking have space to pass on the most direct course.

• If you capsize during racing stay with your boat until a safety marshal arrives. Remember that your boat will float even when it is full of water.


Bow numbers will be available for collection from Black Mountain Rowing Club from 8am on Saturday.


Officials are required to meet at the Black Mountain Rowing Club at 8:45am on the morning of each trial for a briefing. Wherever possible bring a tinnie and a megaphone. PFDs will be supplied for all officials.


2007 Model in exceptional condition with only one season of rowing.
Will suit person between 50-65kg.
The boat is below regulation weight.
Stroke Coach Gold and all NK Wiring included.
Asking price of $7500 ono
Contact: Katie Duncan,, 0422224312


2007 Model in exceptional condition with only one season of rowing.
Will suit person between 50-65kg.
The boat is below regulation weight.
Stroke Coach Gold and all NK Wiring included.
Asking price of $7500 ono
Contact: Katie Duncan,, 0422224312

The 2012 World Junior Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria commence tonight. Luke’s debut on the world stage begins on day one with the Australian Junior Men’s Quad racing in the last of 6 heats. The crew starts they campaign against Hungary, Croatia and the United States. To advance through to the quarterfinals they must beat at least one crew. Their heat is scheduled for 4:06pm local time or 11:05pm AEST.

You can follow Luke and the other members of the Australian Junior Rowing Team throughout the event at: