The ACT Rowing Association notes with regret, the passing of Michelle Simpson, on 26 April 2007, following a long and valiant battle with cancer. A keen rower herself, Michelle had played an instrumental role in the development of rowing over the past 15 years, initially with the Canberra Rowing Club, and more recently, was instrumental in the formation of The Lake Tuggeranong Rowing Club. Always a great contributor and motivator, Michelle would work tirelessly on all aspects of her clubs’ development, from holding office on committees, initiating rower development programs, implementing learn-to-row sessions, completing grant applications for the purchase of club equipment, general fundraising and assistance on a day to day level. Over and above this considerable contribution, and forsaking an increasingly complex health status, Michelle was also a willing contributor to the rank of Boat Race Officials, those folk tasked with the safe and efficient running of our club regatta’s. Over the years, Michelle has continued to make a strong contribution to, not only her home club, but to the ACT Rowing Association in general. ACTRA is greatly saddened by her passing, and extends its most sincere condolences to her family, her fellow club members, and her many friends within and outside of our sport. Brendon Prout President ACT Points Score Results Announced for 2006-7 Season The final point score tally for the 2006-2007 season (Club, male and female) is now available here. Congratulations to the winners and well done to all who participated during the season. It was wonderful to a total of 34 clubs from every state in Australia participate in 8 regattas and ACT Championships. Women’s High Performance Coaching Grant A grant is available from the ACT Government for Womens High Performance Coaching. Information can be found here [330Kb PDF]. Note the closing date for Scholarship grants is 10th May. There will bea Level 3 course in the ACT this year starting in June/July. This coaching grant would be an ideal opportunity for financial assistance to female coaches wishing to get this qualification as the cost is likely to be about $850. On top of this coaches are required to have a Level 1 Strength and Conditioning accreditation which costs $300 and will be run in Canberra in July and October. SeeRowing Australia for further details. Further details on the Level 3 will be circulated in the next couple of weeks.