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Rowing ACT is excited to announce the crews for the 2024 Interstate Regatta, as well as the squads for the 2024 schools pathways regatta in April. The Selectors and board were greatly impressed by the number and quality of nominees and is excited to see the ACT compete on the national stage.

2024 Interstate Team

President’s Cup – Men’s Single: Caleb Antill, coach: Dave Fraumano

Caleb returns to the Men’s Interstate Single, hungry for a gold medal. Caleb has represented the ACT on 4 occasions and has claimed a minor medal on three of those races. Could 2024 be the year?

Nell Slatter Trophy – Women’s Single: Cara Grzeskowiak

It’s been a long break between races for Cara, and as the 2024 Australian Rowing Championships returns to Sydney in a flourish, so does one of the ACT’s most successful women’s scullers. After a bronze medal in 2019, Cara will be looking to upgrade her placing.

Penrith Cup – Men’s Lightweight Four: Ishan Shalliker, Matthew Rickard, Jonathon Adams, Alex Tomanovits, coach: William Hatcher

The ACT returns to the Penrith Cup for the first time since 2019. With some strong local talent, including two members of the ANU Lightweight Four that placed second at the 2023 University Games, the four is one to watch out for.

Women’s PR3 Single: Nikki Ayers PLY, coaches: Dave Fraumano and David Bagnall

Nikki Ayers is looking to go four straight wins in the PR3 Women’s Single and is looking good to make that happen. She has never not podiumed in the PR3 single and we can’t wait to see her shine!

Men’s PR3 Single: Stuart John, coach: Dave Fraumano

Stuart John returns to the PR3 Men’s single after a successful 2023. He continues to go from strength to strength and is looking strong for a top finish at the 2024 Interstate Regatta.

2024 Schools Pathways Squads:

After a strong 2023 result in the school’s pathways regatta, the future is looking bright for the ACT Squads. With the best up and coming school athletes from the nation’s capital, the squad is looking strong. Crews for the Pathways regatta will be selected after the Australian Rowing Championships with crews to be split between quads and eights after the introduction of the Coxed Quad at last year’s event.

Coxes: Aidan Brooks, Chameesha Dayajeewa, Izzy Faris, Moira Geraghty, Olivia Noonan, Timothy Robson, Lucy Robins

School Boys: Austin Bennie, Harrison Braithwaite, Harry Budd, Charles Carter, Euan Greig, Garvan Hayes, Ben Haywood, Conor Malouf, Hamish McKee, Joshua Miller, Campbell Milne, Ethan Murphy, Joseph O’Brien, Dylan Outram, Cameron Schmidt, Angus Scott, Nicolaas van der Walt, Rohan White

School Girls: Charlotte Bowen, Samantha Burns, Amelie Brennan, Madison Duncan, Sophie Frost, Hannah Griffiths, Holly Howard, Isabel King, Eliza Lilley, Aprilla Mitchell, Sophie Murphy, Cate Oliver, Addison Perry, Estella Robertson, Tahlia Turnbull, Zara Turner, Emily Walker, Jade Wilson

Coaches: Caroline Pijpers, Max Myers, Ally McBain, Riley Taylor, William Hatcher

Congratulations to all our Rowers who headed up to Sydney to compete in the 2023 Australian Masters Rowing Championships this past week. The ACT had athletes competing from ANU Boat Club, Black Mountain Rowing Club, Canberra Rowing Club and the ADF Rowing Club – a strong contingent to represent our territory!

ANU was the best of the ACT clubs coming in at 20th on the medal tally and 3.5 golds in the bag. ADF and Black Mountain both took home some bling but it was in the interstate where the ACT shone.

Three crews, all claiming a podium position is a great result for our small state. Stuart John started us off well, taking home a silver in the PR3 Men’s Masters Single – a strong row from Stu! Sue Donoghue stormed out of the gate to take home the gold in clear water, making that back-to-back for Sue! Our Women’s quad was strong off the blocks and was leading through the 500m but was pipped by Victoria to take home a strong silver.


We are very proud of all the ACT crews, and every athlete who participated over the weekend. Well done to all!

Rowing ACT is excited to announce the crews that will be representing the ACT at the Australian Masters Rowing Championships in Sydney early next month. These crews been working hard for the past few months and we are excited to see them compete!
Our Masters PR3 Men’s Single will be contested by Stuart John who is looking to upgrade his fourth from last year into podium position. Stuart also represented the ACT at the Australian Rowing Championships earlier this year, so his ACT pride will be on display loud and proud!
Our Masters PR3 Women’s Single is defending champion Sue Donoghue – can she go back to back?
Finally our Masters Women’s Quad is looking strong with Adair Ferguson coming back from last year’s strong 4th place crew, whilst Dearne Grant makes her return to the crew after a year off, and Zoe Lynam and Jane Clews helping to make a highly competitive boat!
Good Luck to all crews!

Congratulations to the ACT School’s Pathway’s Eights who competed in Sydney last week at the Rowing Australia School’s Pathways Regatta! Both crews represented the ACT with distinction and should be very proud of their efforts.

The Pathways Regatta is held consecutively with the Rowing Australia Under 19 Trials and sees the best school rowers compete head to head for the pride of their state. The two ACT Eights both made A finals, and rowed fantastically across the 2 days of competition.


Thursday afternoon saw the eights on the course for their heats, with the women’s crew of Holly Howard, Zoe Macintosh, Jade Wilson, Sophie Mckay, Emily Walker, Ash Watts, Madison Duncan, Imogen Lang and Cox, Amelia Mukherjee take out second place in a fiercely contested heat, whilst the men’s crew of Harry Budd, Austin Bennie, Elliot Jallier, Luke Jallier, Connor Malouf, Rohan White, Dylan Outram, Jamie Bjerregaard and Cox Jack Mcdonald hold onto third in their heat, scrapping through to the final. 


Thursday night was the annual pathways dinner, a long standing Rowing Australia tradition that encourages all states athlete’s to mingle and make new friends! Guest speaker Tara Rigney spoke about the hardships of rowing, how she bounces back (even after falling in at Nationals!) and feeling starstruck meeting Ash Barty at the Olympics!


Friday morning was the finals, and both crews performed spectacularly! The Women’s eight had a flying start to finish 4th, just off the podium whilst the Men’s crew had a battle with Victoria in the final 500m and came up short by a seat to finish 5th.


All crews should be proud of their efforts, and the way they held themselves whilst representing the ACT. A massive thanks to our coaches, Sarah Peterswald, Caroline Pijpers, Riley Taylor and William Hatcher, with additional thanks to the Rowing ACT staff, Tom Creber and Sarah Davoren who supported the team.


Final congratulations to our two Under 19 trialists, Darcy James and Jesse Rosin who rowed fantastically in the singles on Thursday, with Darcy finishing second in the B final and Jesse taking out second in the A final.

Good luck to the following crews who will be competing in Sydney at the Rowing Australia School’s Pathways Regatta, which is part of the Under 19 Australian Team trials.


Women’s Pathway’s Eight:

Holly Howard

Zoe Macintosh

Jade Wilson

Sophie mckay

Emily walker

Ash watts

Madison duncan

Imogen lang

Cox: Amelia Mukherjee


Sarah Peterswald

Caroline Pijpers


Men’s School’s Pathways Eight:

Harry Budd

Austin Bennie

Elliot Jallier

Luke Jallier

Connor Malouf

Rohan White

Dylan Outram

Jamie Bjerregaard

Cox: Jack Mcdonald


William Hatcher

Riley Taylor


Further good luck to the ACT athletes competing in the Under 19 Trials!

Rowing ACT is excited to announcement the Senior Squads for the ACT Interstate Crews that will compete at the Interstate Regatta at the 2023 Australian Rowing Championships in Perth, WA. Final crews will be announced closer to the event.

A reminder that Youth and Pathway Team nominations remain open until Wednesday the 25th of January

2023 Senior Women’s Interstate Squad:

  • Nikki Ayers (PR3)
  • Taylor Caudle
  • Phillipa Gray
  • Nicola Greenland
  • Rebecca Jones (PR3)
  • Catherine Khan
  • Ellora Kelly
  • Eloise Lambden
  • Elena Moran
  • Alexandra Moylan
  • Jana Pretorius

2023 Senior Men’s Interstate Squad:

  • Caleb Antill
  • Cormac Hayes
  • Darcy James
  • Stuart John (PR3)
  • Matthew Rickard
  • Jesse Rosin

2023 Senior Interstate Coxes:

  • Sasha McDonagh
  • Cate Barr

2023 Senior Interstate Coaches:

  • Thomas Creber
  • Dave Fraumano
  • William Hatcher


Congratulations to all selected.

The 2023 Masters Selection Policy and nomination are now open via the link below. For any questions, please contact Sarah at

State Teams – Masters Interstate Team

Rowing ACT is pleased to launch blazers that can be purchased by members of the community. The blazers are custom made by Noone, and feature a royal blue blazer, with gold, black and blue piping, with the Rowing ACT logo embroidered on the breast pocket. The blazers come in a unisex fit.

Blazers are able to be purchased by ACT Interstate (including Masters) Team Members (past and present), ACT Olympians and Paralympians (past and present), Boat Race Officials, Board Members, Staff and Life Members.

For past and former ACT Interstate (including Masters) Team Members, the Rowing ACT logo can be replaced with the ACT Crest if desired. This pocket will be affixed once the blazers have been delivered.

The blazers can also be embroidered with significant achievements in rowing. Full details on embroidery are included on the attached Rowing ACT Blazer Policy, which has been approved by the Board.

The cost of blazers are $319 which is to be paid to Rowing ACT prior to the order being confirmed. Anyone interested in purchasing a blazer is asked to provide the following to by 21 October. Delivery of the blazers is anticipated in January 2023.


Email Address:


Breast Pocket: Rowing ACT logo or ACT Crest (past members of the ACT Interstate/Masters Interstate Team only)

Embroidery (please provide details of all embroidery – embroidery to be arranged on delivery of the blazes and invoiced separately):

Congratulations to the ACT School Boy and School Girl Crews who competed in the Rowing Australia Pathways Competition over Sunday the 1st and Monday the 2nd of May.

Both Crews represented their state and schools with pride, with the School Boy eight making the A Final on Monday.

ACT’s Rebecca Jones on the podium. Copyright Rowing ACT/Sarah Davoren

The ACT had a huge contingent of clubs, schools, athletes, coaches and supporters make their way down to Nagambie for the 2022 Australian Rowing Championships.
Athletes from ANU Boat Club Canberra Grammar School Canberra Rowing Club Canberra Girls Grammar School Marist College Canberra Radford Sport Daramalan College and Orana Steiner School competed across the week of the 28th of March through till the 3rd of April.
Congratulations to ANU Boat Club who were 5th on the medal tally at the end of the week and to all our medal winners.

Nikki Greenland in the Women’s Interstate Single. Copyright Rowing ACT/Sarah Davoren

Interstate Results:
Nick Neales – Men’s PR3 Interstate Single 🥇 Gold

Rebecca Jones – Women’s PR3 Interstate Single 🥉 Bronze

Caleb Antill – Men’s Interstate Single 🥈 Silver

Nikki Greenland – Women’s Interstate Single – Fourth

Damien Schroder, Rafael Priest, Ethan Toscan, Hamish Roberts, Jake Scheman-Roberts, Will Gregory, Cormac Hayes, Chris Bush, Cox: Ben Heatley – Men’s Youth Eight – 6th

Elisabeth Gregory, Paloma Padovan, Emily McHugh, Olenka Moran, Imogen Lang, Madeline Vagg, Bridget Kelleher-Cole, Lauren Goldie, Cox: Cate Barr – Women’s Youth Eight – 7th

Caleb Antill in the Men’s Interstate Single. Copyright Rowing ACT/Sarah Davoren

🥇Gold Medals🥇
Madeline Vagg – Sydney University – U21 Women’s Single

Cormac Hayes – Canberra Rowing Club – U21 Men’s Single

Caitlin McManus-Barrett (with I Scammell) – Sydney Rowing Club – U21 Women’s Pair

Nick Neales – ANU Boat Club – PR3 Men’s Single

Caitlin McManus-Barrett (Composite Crew) – Sydney Rowing Club – U21 Women’s Coxed Four

Kat Ross – ANU Boat Club – PR2 Women’s Single

Nick Neales (with J Talbot) – ANU Boat Club – Pr3 Men’s Pair

Anneka Reardon and Sophie Jerapetritis – ANU Boat Club – Open Women’s Lightweight Double Scull

Hamish Harding (with R Matthews) – ANU Boat Club – Open Men’s Double Scull

Zoe Bond (Composite Crew) – CGS – U19 Women’s Quad Scull

Caitlin McManus-Barrett (composite crew) – Sydney Rowing Club – U21 Women’s Quad Scull

Kat Ross (with S Albury) – ANU Boat Club – Mixed PR2 Double Scull

Caleb Antill (composite crew) – ANU Boat Club – Open Men’s Quad Scull

Rebecca Jones – ANU Boat Club – PR3 Women’s Single Scull SprintNick Neales (composite crew) – PR3 Mixed Coxed Four

Women’s Youth Eight. Copyright Rowing ACT/Sarah Davoren

🥈 Silver Medals 🥈
Caleb Antill – ANU Boat Club – Open Men’s Single Scull

Anneka Reardon – ANU Boat Club – Open Women’s Lightweight Single Scull

Hamish Harding – ANU Boat Club – Open Men’s Lightweight Single Scull

Zoe Bond (With T Knoke-Driver) – Canberra Grammar School – U19 Women’s Double Scull

Cormac Hayes (with A Rossi) – Canberra Rowing Club – U21 Men’s Double Scull

Alex Moylan (composite crew) – ANU Boat Club – U23 Lightweight Women’s Quad Scull

Cormac Hayes (composite crew) – Canberra Rowing Club – U23 Men’s Quad Scull

Alex Moylan, Anneka Reardon, Sophie Jerapetritis (with E Mure) – ANU Boat Club – Open Women’s Quad Scull

Edward Wilkins, Max Meyer, Luca Hehir and Lucas Hempton – ANU Boat Club – University Men’s Quad Scull Sprint

Ethan Toscan (composite crew) – Canberra Rowing Club – U23 Lightweight Men’s Four

Men’s Youth Eight across the finish line. Copyright Rowing ACT/Sarah Davoren

🥉 Bronze Medals 🥉
Olenka Moran – ANU Boat Club – U19 Women’s Single Scull

Sophie Jerapetritis – ANU Boat Club – Open Women’s LIghtweight Single Scull

Rebecca Jones – ANU Boat Club – PR3 Women’s Single Scull

Olenka Moran and Imogen Lang – ANU Boat Club and Canberra Rowing Club – U19 Women’s Double Scull

Alex Moylan (with M Foley) – ANU Boat Club – U23 Lightweight Women’s Double Scull

Chris Bush, Jake Scheman-Rogers, Hamish Roberts and Will Gregory – Radford College – U19 Men’s Quad Scull

Madeline Vagg (composite crew) – Sydney University – U21 Women’s Quad Scull

Connor Jacopino, Campbell Kruger, Hunter Jolly, Oliver Fox and cox: Issy Faris – Radford College – Schoolboy Coxed Quad Scull Sprint

Catherine Khan and Dearne Grant – ANU Boat Club – Club Women’s Double Scull

Chris Bush, Jake Scheman-Rogers, Hamish Roberts, Will Gregory with cox: Ben Heatley – Schoolboy Coxed Quad Scull

Rebecca Jones (composite crew) – ANU Boat Club – PR3 Mixed Coxed Four

Nick Neales after winning the Interstate PR3 Men’s Single Scull. Photo Copyright to Rowing Australia/Delly Carr