Archive for year: 2020

Rowing ACT is currently recruiting for a new Executive Officer. Details regarding the job can be found here:

Applicants can ask questions and apply for the job by emailing

Cameron Zellner is a keen para-rower at Capital Lakes Rowing Club in Barton and rowing is a big part of his life. Cameron is looking for a new rowing coach and we wondered if you may know someone interested in the role that you could forward the attached advert to or post to or share with communal noticeboards. 

This person will be part of a small team using best practice and be supported by a network of visionary family and friends. Training in Cameron’s support needs, Systematic Instructions and career development will be provided. The role will evolve so Cameron is looking for committed people willing to make the role their own.

Cameron has made some great progress in the last twelve months, competing in his first regatta season and the Australian Indoor Rowing Championships. It is exciting to be part of Cameron’s Team. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Nominations are now open for the Rowing ACT 2021 State Team.

More information can be found here:

Do you have what it takes to be Australia’s next best rower? Rowing ACT and The ACT Academy of Sport (ACTAS) are looking for you!

Targeted at athlete’s aged 13-17, come along to try your hand at one of Australia’s most successful Olympic sports.

Para-rowing opportunities available for people of all ages.

Testing will take place on Saturday 17th October, 11am-1pm and Sunday 18th October, 9am-11am. Para-rowing testing on Sunday 18th October, 11am-1pm.

Give it a go! Register here

Save the Date: Saturday 31st October 2:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: Forrest Hotel. 30 National Circuit, FORREST.

  • What to Coach, How to Coach.
  • What’s in the Bag Sol? What you need to do your job.
  • When things go wrong. Dealing with an emergency.
  • How to drive a tinnie politely.
  • Coaching visual learners. How to use and share video.

Suitable for:  Coaches of all levels, whether accredited or not. Parents, supporters, rowers and other interested people.
Special Guest Presenters: Dr Andrew Randell RBNTC, Dave Fraumano, Head Coach ACTAS.
Cost: Just your time.
Further details: Philip Winkworth M: 0439 997 804.

Seating is limited, please register here.

Rowing ACT has released an updated Communications Policy. This policy outlines the expectations for staff, athletes, volunteers, and members of the Rowing ACT community when communicating online or in person.

Any questions about the policy can be directed to

Earn points for your club by taking part in our Clubs Cross Training Challenge! Anyone can take part, so grab your family and friends annd make it a group effort. Individual prizes will also be awarded for outstanding results, including the biggest improvement in each age and gender category.

Run, Erg, Row, Walk or Ride for 4km and log it on the Rowing ACT website to count the points. Want to try a different sport? Send us or tag us in a picture of your creative exercise option to earn bonus points for your club!

For each result logged, you earn 4 points for your club. For more details on how the points work, see below.

Please find here a Notice of Meeting for the Rowing ACT AGM to be held on Monday 21 September, 2020. An Agenda for this meeting is included in the notice.

Also available are Election Nomination and AGM Proxy forms. Nominations for the vacant Director positions are due to be received by Monday 14 September.

For more information, please refer to the documents.

The selection criteria for the 2020-21 Rowing ACT Performance Pathways Squad has been released. This squad is for athletes who are aiming to be selected for National representation at all levels, from Junior all the way to Olympic and Paralympic qualification. The first set of trials will be held 14-17 August, where participants will undertake testing with Rowing ACT coaches and a single scull time trial. Athletes who show the required potential will then be invited to undertake further testing in crew boats, as well as interviews with RACT and ACTAS staff.

Any interested athletes are invited to take part, and should register by emailing by COB on 12 August 2020.

If you are unsuccessful in trialling at this event, this does not exclude you from trialling again in the future.

To find the full selection criteria, please click here: