The Brisbane and GPS Rowing Club has successfully run a junior development program for the past ten years for schoolgirl rowers during the BSRA off-season. The club provides an enjoyable environment and the support needed to maximise young club members' potential. 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.
This year we are expanding our youth program to offer an all year round rowing program designed for both schoolboy and schoolgirl rowers between the ages of 15-18 years or current Year 10, 11, and 12 students. Athletes from non-rowing and rowing schools are welcome.
Are you looking to:
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 2017 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:
EARLY APPLICATION IS RECOMMENDED AS PLACES ARE LIMITED
If you have any concerns about photos or videos being taken while you are involved with rowing at GPS, and would like to provide consent to the photographer, then please select one of the following files to complete, and lodge with the club.
This form is for parents to sign on behalf of their children. Parents Media Consent Form.
This form is for the student to sign : Student Media Consent Form,
How do I get further information?
The link to Google Spreadsheet for entries into the 2017 State Championships can be found here.