The Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club has successfully run a junior development program for the past ten years. The club provides an enjoyable environment and the support needed to maximise young club members' potential. Program helps aspiring junior rowers develop their skills in the sport and aims to complement school rowing programs. By design, our program creates a clear pathway for junior athletes into the club system and elite-level rowing. High-performing athletes in Year 8 through to Year 12 are invited to express an interest in our program.
We have 3 squads running simultaneously to cater for the different individual skill levels and goals including the less intense technical skill-focused training as well as being a stepping stone to high-performance training. The program has produced nine Australian representatives in the past seven years, competing in sculling and sweep events at World Junior (U19), U23, and Senior A championships, and Olympics in 2016. 11 other rowers who have represented Queensland.
Are you looking to:
• Improve your technical rowing skills in both sweep and sculling?
• Be better prepared for sculling and ergo trails?
• Maintain your fitness over the off-season?
• Row in all classes of boats?
• Wish to challenge your fitness
If you answered yes to one or all of the above then you will definitely benefit from the program. What you put into the program is what you will get out of it. Some girls and boys may wish to compete in the Under 17 (U17) events at the Australian Championships in Sydney in March 2018 for which a special program will be organised.
Many graduates of the program in recent years have rowed in their schools' first VIIIs, and have continued their rowing into the club successful young members' squads.
We aim to provide:
• Up to a maximum of 3 water sessions per week
• Provide a fun, inclusive, challenging and safe environment
• Cater to individual athlete skill level and experience.
• Complement any school based rowing program as well as providing a program for athletes from non-rowing schools
• Provide opportunities for athletes to compete in relevant and suitable club, state and interstate regattas/events
• Identify other activities and opportunities that will enhance a rowers overall performance e.g. cross fit training, exercise physiologists, dieticians, sports psychologists, and talks by world champion rowers
Beginner Entry Test Standards
• For athletes from non-rowing schools, membership to the club for 12 months, the will be $585.00 (including GST).
• For athletes who are involved in their school's rowing program the membership to the club for 6 months, the cost will be $356.00 (including GST).
• Rowing Queensland registration fee of $46 is added to the relevant club fee at the time you register for the program.
• Gym sessions are additional.
Other personal costs include rowing zooties, club clothing and regatta seat fees.
How do I express an interest?
Note: EARLY APPLICATION IS RECOMMENDED AS PLACES ARE LIMITED
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