2018: The Year So Far
UWABC is having an extremely successful 2018 locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Rowing WA Pennant Season is underway and UWABC continues to have strong representation in all grades showcasing the incredible depth of talent and the wide variety of rowers at the club.
The Shenton College rowing program is having another successful year hosted by UWABC. Well done to Adam Feilding, Jack O'Dea and George White and everyone involved in delivering this program as the season winds up in August.
For the first time, the club has employed a full-time Head Coach. This is a huge step forward for the club and comes on the heels of UWABC being named as a Rowing WA Pathway Partner Club in 2017. Stefano Balosso has filled the Head Coach role, and high-performance athletes and novice members alike are excited to hear his booming voice from the dinghy and to view his inspirational video tutorials.
Nationally, UWABC had a strong standing at both the 2018 Sydney International Rowing Regatta (Nationals), and the 2018 Australian Masters Rowing Championships. The results of these regattas are shown below.
Internationally, James Kerr represented Australia in the lightweight men’s quad scull at the World Cup in Ottensheim, Austria during June 2018 & Lucerne, Switzerland during July 2018. This will prepare him well for the upcoming World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in September 2018.
Bronwyn Cox is currently representing Australia in the women’s pair at the U23 World Championships in Poznan, Poland. She has also just finished competing in the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland during July 2018.
Fraser Pensini currently making his international debut representing Australia in the U23 Men's Coxed Four in Poznan, Poland. He has also just finished competing in the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland in July 2018.
UWABC was once again represented strongly at interstate and international regattas:
- World Cup II Ottensheim, Austria
- World Cup III, Lucerne, Switzerland
- World U23 Rowing Championships, Poznan, Poland
- Australian Rowing Championships, Penrith, NSW
- Australian Masters Rowing Championships, Lake Barrington, TAS
Upcoming events where UWABC members will be competing:
- World Rowing Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
- WA State Championships, Champion Lakes, WA
- Australian Universities Rowing Championships, Wyaralong Dam, QLD
Jim Wieland is more than 25 months into the enormous task of compiling and writing the club’s 100-year history. You can support this project by a) contributing material and photos, and b) becoming a subscriber - see below.
Event and fundraising planning for our Centenary in 2019 is in full swing with our alumni reconnection events. We are also in the planning mode for our Centenary Gala Ball for October 2019. If you would like to contribute towards the event planning, update your contact details, re-connect with the club, or you are able to contact and bring together other past members, please contact Karlie Payne, Vice President of Alumni Relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to hear from you!
We hope to see you back down at the shed in the near future, whether it be for training, masters rowing or the next alumni event.
Here’s to a strong finish for the 2018 season!