Archive for month: November, 2019

Nominations for the Pathways Eights Program are now open. We are also re-opening nominations for the Youth Eights in the lead up to the first training camps happening at the start of December.

Pathways rowers must currently be attending Year 9, 10 or 11 at a Canberra School, while any rower under the age of 21 is able to nominate for the Youth program. Rowers may nominate for one or both of the programs.

See for more information & how to nominate.

The Pathway 8+ event is an interstate schoolboy/schoolgirl 8+ regatta held annually at Australian underage selection trials at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (In 2019 this event is currently scheduled around Easter  20th-23rd April, however exact dates will be confirmed in the new year). The aim of the pathway 8+ event is to expose school age rowers and coaches to the next level of rowing. It is a chance for young rowers to experience state selection processes, compete against their school age counterparts from around the country, to work with high level coaches and to encourage school rowers to make the next step in their rowing pathway. The pathway 8+ program involves them participating in regular development camps, state selection processes and crew experience outside their club/school program.

Any questions should be directed to

Rowing ACT has a new head coach, with successful school and
club coach Dave Fraumano to take the reigns from December.

Dave has a number of successes since beginning his coaching
career back in 2003. After starting at Mercantile Rowing Club, Dave has coached
local, interstate, and international crews, including the Men’s Lightweight
sculls at 2013 Under-23 World Championships and the Victorian Penrith Cup crew
from 2012-2015. He has also taken Mercantile crews to the Head of the Charles
in Boston, and the Henley Royal Regatta in the United Kingdom.

Since taking over as Head of Rowing at St Catherine’s School
in Toorak in 2012, Dave has built the rowing program into a local force. During
his time at St Catherine’s the Senior 1st VIII won the 2016
Championship, finished second in the 2018 event, and has featured in five out
of seven A finals at the Head of the Schoolgirls regatta. Dave holds a Master’s
degree in Sports Coaching from the University of Queensland.

Dave takes over from the late Nick Garratt. Nick passed away
suddenly in July, with Rowing ACT Assistant Coach Renae Domaschenz acting as
head coach since then. Rowing ACT would like to thank Renae for her efforts
during a difficult time after Nick’s passing; she will remain as Assistant
Coach. They would also like to thank Rowing Australia and the ACT Academy of
Sport for their help during the recruitment process.