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Archived latest news items: August 2007

Friday 31 August

2007 Youth Cup Rowing Regatta

The 2007 Youth Cup Rowing Regatta will be held at Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre between 31 August and 2 September. Results can be found on the Rowing Victoria website.

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Friday 24 August

Position vacant: Elite Program Manager, Rowing Australia

Rowing Australia is the national governing body for the sport of rowing and invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Elite Program Manager.

Located in the RA national office in Canberra, the Elite Program Manager’s role will be to provide high level support to the High Performance Director (HPD) and in consultation with the HPD:

  1. Manage the logistical and administrative implementation of the National Activity Plan with respect to the selection, preparation and touring of Rowing Australia’s national teams, and
  2. 2. Manage the implementation of Rowing Australia’s national elite program through its delivery partners and stakeholders.

A package of salary and other benefits will be offered that is commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Please provide a letter describing your suitability for this position, together with a detailed resume to Andrew Dee at nwagstaff@rowingaustralia.com.au by noon Monday 3 September, 2007.

If you require further information on the position please contact Naomi Wagstaff at the Rowing Australia office on (02) 6256 5999.

Rowing coach vacancies are regularly advertised — here —

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Friday 24 August

Position vacant: Junior Development Coach — Rowing, Western Australian Institute of Sport

Applications are sought from elite rowing coaches to contribute to the success of WAIS squads and crews. You will be responsible for the daily training environment of junior athletes in terms of technical and tactical expertise, and conditioning.  Your contribution to the development of other rowing coaches and to the development of the WAIS Rowing Program are also key to your role.

To be successful, you must have demonstrated success in coaching elite level athletes, and an ability to lead, communicate and consult with others. As well as experience in the design and administration of sports programs, a minimum NCAS Level II or equivalent is required.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applicants must address each of the following selection criteria:

  1. Experience in coaching of elite level athletes;
  2. Personal and professional skills related to dealing with coaches and athletes from diverse age groups and backgrounds;
  3. Understanding of athlete preparation requirements for national team selection;
  4. Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate program and sports services for athletes;
  5. Apply specialist coaching skills in resolving specific sport problems;
  6. Ability to comprehend and apply sport science information and data.

Applications

Applications, including statements addressing the selection criteria, are to be forwarded to:

Human Resources
WA Institute of Sport
PO Box 139
Claremont WA 6910

Electronic applications can be sent to vgilbert@wais.org.au

Applications for these positions close 5.00pm 31st August 2007.

Rowing coach vacancies are regularly advertised — here —

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Wednesday 22 August

Rowing Australia Sports Supplement Policy

In an effort to assist rowers participate safely in our sport more safely at all levels, the Board of Rowing Australia recently approved the adoption of a Sports Supplement Policy.

Due to the regular updating of this document, it is recommended that whenever this document is to be circulated that a current version be printed directly from the RA website.

For full details, and to download the policy — click here —

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Wednesday 22 August

Saltwater Challenge 2007: bulletin 2 now available

The Saltwater Challenge is a series of time trial races on the Maribyrnong River, Melbourne, Victoria.

Date: Saturday 8th September 2007
Entries close: Sunday 2nd September on ROMS
Entry fees: $10 per seat (excluding coxswains)

Refer to the Rowing Victoria and Essendon Rowing Club websites for further information.

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Thursday 16 August

Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority fact sheets now available

ASADA have released a series of Fact Sheets designed to provide athletes and support personnel with vital anti-doping information.

Additionally, the ASADA hotline's hours are now 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week.

Visit the — ASADA — page for full details.

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Monday 13 August

2007 World Rowing Junior Championships: report and new images

The 2007 World Junior Rowing Championships concluded on Saturday with an exciting day of races at the 2008 Olympic course in Beijing, China.

The regatta served as the first official test event for the Olympic Games and showcased the young talent on offer in the sport of rowing.

Australia’s most successful crew was the Junior Men’s Coxed Four, which qualified for the A Final after finishing second in the repechage. Owen Girardi, Matthew Dignan, Aleksander Berzins, Kurt Spencer and Ed Clarke performed admirably in the final and came home in 5th place.

Three Australian crews finished in second place in the B Final of their respective events. The Junior Men’s Quad Scull of Angus Morton, David Wright, Zac Cleaver and Nicholas Barnier were disappointed with their semi final placing of 5th but turned their fortunes around with a strong row in the B Final.

Christabelle Northam and Veronica Tamsitt placed second in the B Final of the Junior Women’s Pair, after narrowly missing out on a place in the A Final. These two girls have formed an excellent partnership and can look forward to many more years of racing together.

Brittany Mann and Alana Monson finished second in the B Final of the Junior Women’s Double Scull. Under difficult conditions the girls will be pleased with their efforts and can now start preparing for the 2008 season.

Taylor Wilczynski finished 4th in the B Final of the Junior Men’s Single Scull and having been exposed to this calibre of competition will be better prepared for future events.

— Click here — to view images from Days III and IV, and some sightseeing!

Australian Team results are available — here —

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Friday 10 August

2007 World Rowing Junior Championships: images from Day II

— Click here — to view images from Day II of the Junior World Championships in Beijing.

Australian Team results are available — here —

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Friday 10 August

2007 World Rowing Junior Championships: results and images

— Click here — to view images of racing and the opening ceremony at the Junior World Championships in Beijing.

Team results are available — here —

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Friday 10 August

2007 World Under 23 Championships in Strathclyde: image gallery

— Click here — to view photos of the Under 23 Team in Scotland.

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Friday 10 August

Saltwater Challenge 2007: bulletin 1 now available

The Saltwater Challenge is a series of time trial races on the Maribyrnong River, Melbourne, Victoria.

Date: Saturday 8th September 2007
Entries close: Sunday 2nd September on ROMS
Entry fees: $10 per seat (excluding coxswains)

Refer to the Rowing Victoria and Essendon Rowing Club websites for further information.

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Tuesday 7 August

RA media release
Australia sweep into contention for World Championships

The Australian Rowing Team are finalising their preparations for the upcoming FISA World Rowing Championships in Munich, 26 August – 2 September.

Along with the lure of world championship medals, the regatta offers extra incentive for each nation as it serves as the main qualifying event for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

A portion of the Australian squad is already in Europe taking part in an intensive training camp, with the remainder of the team scheduled to fly out on Saturday 11 August.

Australia’s strongest medal hope will rest with current World Champions Duncan Free and Drew Ginn, who will be looking to defend the Men’s Pair title that they won last year in Eton, England.

The Women’s Eight, Four and Pair will be leading contenders for medals after a successful tour of the World Cup regattas. The group has also been extremely impressive whilst training in Penrith for the last two weeks.

After winning gold and bronze medals at two recent World Cup regattas in the Women’s Pair, Sarah Cook and Kim Crow will be looking to repeat their success in Munich, while the Women’s Eight will be aiming to replicate the gold and bronze medal they have won at the last two World Championships.

Lyall McCarthy, Australian Women’s Head Coach, says that all three crews have the potential to medal in Munich.

“Kim and Sarah obviously had two excellent results earlier in the season and will be determined to repeat their success”, McCarthy said. “We experimented with the Eight a lot when we were overseas and the girls were often racing two events a day. This will not be a problem at the World Championships and they have prepared extremely well.”

The 2007 FISA World Rowing Championships will be broadcast on www.wcsn.com. For more information please visit www.rowingaustralia.com.au or www.worldrowing.com.

For more information please call David Polglase on 0401 453 041

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Tuesday 7 August

APC Telstra Developing Athlete Grants

The Australian Paralympic Committee, in conjunction with Telstra is inviting developing athletes who display potential to reach a Paralympic Games to apply for a Grant to assist with expenses associated with their competition and training. Please see attached a flier (pdf, 80kb) outlining further information, as well as an application form (pdf, 180kb). Applications for the first round of grants close on September 1.

Visit the Adaptive webpage for news in adaptive rowing.

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Tuesday 7 August

2007 Youth Cup Rowing Regatta

Bulletin two is now available.

Update as at 20 April 2008
This file has been archived. Please contact Rowing Australia for further information.

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Friday 3 August

Saltwater Challenge 2007: Saturday 8 September

The Saltwater Challenge is a series of time trial races on the Maribyrnong River, Melbourne, Victoria. The course is 4.5 km long; commencing upstream at the Tea Gardens reserve near Canning Street bridge and finishing close to the Essendon Rowing Club located corner Holmes Road and The Boulevard Moonee Ponds. The event has attracted elite interstate crews, former Olympians, school boys and girls' crews, and a rich mix of masters and open class rowers.

Races: Male and female A, B, C, D, & E grades club crews; male and female E, F, G & H masters, mixed masters and mixed club crews.

Refer to the Rowing Victoria and Essendon Rowing Club websites for further information.

Date: Saturday 8th September 2007
Entries close: Sunday 2nd September on ROMS
Entry fees: $10 per seat (excluding coxswains)

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Friday 3 August

Dunlite CDM Murray River Rowathon: Saturday 6 October

The Dunlite CDM Murray River Rowathon will be held on Saturday 6th October, in support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

It's your chance to row 92km in a day (or as few of the four approximately equidistant stages as you wish) along the broad, still Murray River between Boundary Bend and Robinvale (midway between Swan Hill and Mildura).

Entries close on Friday 7th September and you can download all the information you need (including explanatory notes, entry forms, maps & accommodation suggestions) from the official website, www.geocities.com/roger_boyce/.

If you need more information (or perhaps to find someone to row with), please contact Duncan MacKinnon at dcmackinnon@bigpond.com or 03 8633 6198 (BH).

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Wednesday 1 August

Positions vacant at Rowing Queensland: High Performance Manager and Development Manager

Rowing Queensland is currently looking to fill the full-time positions of High Performance Manager and Development Manager.

Both of the positions will close by 5.00pm Wednesday 15 August 2007, with interviews expected to be conducted on Tuesday 21st August 2007 at Rowing Queensland or via teleconference if necessary.

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