The NZRA AGM Dinner was hosted by the Waikato Rowing Association on Saturday 22 May 2021 at the Novotel, Hamilton. The dinner acknowledged and celebrated our volunteers, clubs, legends and welcomed in new President Ivan Sutherland. Kay Gregory kindly agreed to be the MC for the evening and she was also the recipient of the Waikato Volunteer of the Year award - congratulations to Kay.
NZRA - Awards:
Auckland - Kate Tidbury - Volunteer
Canterbury - Charlie Crampton - Volunteer
East Coast - Kylie Rowland - Volunteer
East Coast - Cedric Bayley - Service
Marlborough - Nelson Rowing Club - Club of the Year
Otago - Kristy Dunhill - Volunteer
Southland - Ann Hopcroft - Volunteer
Waikato - Kay Gregory - Volunteer
Wellington - Joe O’Neil - Volunteer
Whanganui - Grag Tichbon - Volunteer
NZSSRA - Alan Turner-Ballantyne - Volunteer
NZRF - Legacy Medals presented to:
No.19 Noel Pope
No.64 Norman Suckling
No.68 Alan Grey
No.165 Stephanie Foster
No.166 Glenda Roger
No.193 Robin Clarke
Waikato Rowing Association Annual General Meeting - Wednesday, 25 August 2021 at 7.30pm at the Hamilton Rowing Club - further details to come.
Dates to remember
Te Awamutu Regatta - 3 July - Lake Ngaroto
Long Distance - 4 July, 1 Aug, 5 Sept
Legion NI Masters Champs - 4 Sept
NZ Masters National Champs - 18-19 Sept - Lake Ruataniwha
Head of Waikato - 25 Sept
Waikato River Race - 17 Oct
To register visit our website.
High Performance Pathway Changes
The RNZ National Pathway is looking to support athletes in their home environment and its targeted at athletes that may not have made the RPC standards but are performing well in their respective age groups. Discussions continue between all parties and we are working towards a successful Winter Programme.
Coaching Courses: RNZ website
18 June - Masters Peer to Peer - Auckland
20 June - Introduction to Coaching Rowing - Auckland
25 June - Masters Peer to Peer - Cambridge
27 June - Introduction to Coaching Rowing - Waikato
Congratulations to all those Waikato athletes that have been selected for the Rowing NZ U19, U21, U23 and Olympic Teams.
Lets share the spotlight together
Our Facebook audience has over 500 followers ranging from athletes to clubs and suppliers from all over Waikato, NZ and abroad. Why not leverage this audience to shine the light on your club and your members.
Send your information and photos to our Secretary, email@example.com
SAFTEY - BE SEEN BE SAFE. Its coming up to that time of year especially around dawn and dusk when visibility is poor, that you need to be seen, make sure you have boat lights and use them. Make sure you have PFDs in all boats and use them.
Clubs please send us your incident reports. We are strong believers for sharing information to learn from one another. After all hindsight is 20/20 and the most serious safety breach of all is to do nothing.