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Rowing is a well respected sport at Wellington College which started over 100 years ago. A revival of the sport occurred at Wellington College in 2000.

Despite challenging training conditions on the water, Wellington College crews have often had a reputation for being among the fittest crews in New Zealand. Many of our crews have placed in the top 10 and won medals at the New Zealand Secondary School Championships (otherwise known as the Maadi Cup).The 2015-16 season was another incredibly successful year with crews again making A and B finals at the North Island Secondary Schools and Maadi Cup regattas, including some fantastic podium results with two senior rowers being selected for national trials.

We also have two recent old boys - George Bridgewater and Peter Taylor - who have represented NZ in multiple Olympics, most recently in Rio 2016. Other recent successful old boys include Philip Wilson and Tom Cummack - both making New Zealand squads in the Under 23 and Junior squads respectively at the 2016 World Rowing Champs. 

The Wellington College Rowing Club is a club within the College sports’ structure and also operates through Star Boating Club, of which each boy is a member. The College rowing programme is carried out by a dedicated team comprising College staff, volunteer coaches, old boys, parents and boys.

Logistically, rowing is demanding and requires both personal and financial commitment. However, the payback can be huge. Boys often gain an infectious desire to succeed and represent the Wellington College rowing team, which offers enhanced levels of fitness, increasing levels of commitment, self discipline, teamwork, participation and life-long friendships.

The number of competitive rowers Wellington College can cater for is limited by equipment and training facilities. The club run a learn-to-row programme for novice rowers in term three, however, only a limited number of students can be selected for further development with the novice squad. The squad is announced at the end of term three.
The Wellington College Rowing Club is the organisation that provides the framework and mechanisms so that the objectives of the Club can be met. Within the squad, it is expected that the senior boys take on a leadership role and act as appropriate role models for the novice rowers. Each year, a squad captain is appointed to be the student leader of the squad.

The Wellington College Rowing Club was incorporated under The Incorporated Societies Act of 1908 on 15 November 2000 to foster, promote and organise rowing for the students of Wellington College who choose to participate in it.


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