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National Training Centres

The primary objective of Rowing Australia’s High Performance Program is to achieve sustainable medal winning performances by Australia at Olympic and Paralympic Games consistent CampaignNumberOne. The program is led by the High Performance Director from RA’s two National Training Centres, in Canberra and Penrith, is supported by┬áseveral key partners including a network of State Institutes and Academies.

The Performance Director and Deputy Performance Director oversee the programs.

Rowing Australia National Training Centres

A list of the Rowing Australia National Training Centres and their Key Contacts are below:


Men’s National Training Centre Head Coach: Ian Wright

Men’s Senior Coach: Mark Prater

Men’s Senior Coach: Andrew Randell

Also based at the centre are the following personnel:

Senior Para Rowing Coach: Gordon Marcks

Head Pathways Coach: Lyall McCarthy


Hancock Prospecting Women’s National Training Centre Head Coach: John Keogh

Women’s Senior Coach: Tom Westgarth

Women’s Senior Coach: Ellen Randell


Head Coach: TBC


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Program Manager: Lizzi Chapman

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Acting Head Coach: Ben Southwell



Head Coach: Jason Lane

Assistant Coach: TBC


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Head Coach: Brett Crow

Assistant Coach: Anthony Edwards



Head Coach: Bill Tait


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Head Coach: Rhett Ayliffe