THE Brisbane & GPS Rowing Club’s high-performance program comprises of both men and women’s squads from U/17 through to Open categories. Our programs are designed and resourced to provide an enjoyable environment and the support needed to maximise its young members’ potential and enable them to achieve success at State, National and perhaps International level. The focus this season will be on athletes competing at Queensland State Championships in January 2018 and the Australian National Championships in Sydney in late March 2018.
Our various programs are designed to support and facilitate the development of athletes with a strong professional approach to their training and competitive rowing while balancing it with a healthy lifestyle and academic studies or work. Allied health professionals such as sports psychologists, nutritionists, strength and conditioning coaches will be utilised throughout the season to assist our accredited coaches.
In the past six years, our program has produced nine Australian representatives, competing in sculling and sweep events at world U/19, U/23 and Senior A championships.
In 2016 a current club member, Jess Hall represented Australia at the Rio Olympic Games.
Other young members who successfully represented Australia in U/23 and U/19 world championship teams have been Jessica Hall, Gabby Kukla, Amy James, Eleanor Wilson, Chloe Hill, Sarah Zillmann, Regan Spark and Rosy Cartmill. Club members who were selected in Queensland crews have been Alice Doring, Alana Hewish, Sophie Macfarlane, coxswain Georgia Fitzgerald, Caitlin Cronin, Tash MacDonald, Julia Salisbury, Tyler Ferris, Sammi Sheehan, Miller Ferris and Rachel Haines.
For more information, contact our coaches: