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UNSW Rowing Club | Head Coach - Part Time

Item Posted 09/07/2024

The University of New South Wales Rowing Club (UNSWRC) is comprised of a range of University students, masters and community members. We are a diverse club with an inclusive culture, and have achieved significant growth and success over the past three years (top 3 in RNSW Point Score). We are looking for an enthusiastic Head Coach, who is keen to lead rowing at UNSWRC and build upon the strong foundations in place.                                  


This part-time role will provide intensive high quality training, coaching and competitive opportunities to UNSWRC rowers. This would include the delivery of a high quality rowing program which would allow for the continuation of high student participation and competitive results at the Club. The Head Coach will work together with other UNSWRC coaches, the UNSWRC Executive team and the broader club structure.                                            


-        Strategic planning & coordination of the club’s rowing programme, with direct coaching of the Senior Mens & Womens Squads.

-        Development and delivery of on-water, indoor rowing and weights training programmes.

-        Commitment to coaching 3-4 on-water sessions a week (coaching 12-15 hours per week), with attendance at Rowing NSW regattas, University Championships and UNSWRC camps

-        Ensure that lines of communication are maintained between the coaches and squads regarding training sessions, crews, boat allocations and regattas (~2 administrative hours per week)

-        Ensure there is consistent improvement in individual and crew performance at the appropriate level

-        Provide equal opportunity to all athletes to develop their ability and potential

-        Assist the UNSWRC executive committee in an advisory capacity, as well as increasing student participation rates and retaining student numbers

Knowledge and Skills:

-        Excellent technical knowledge regarding rowing technique, training/racing strategies, rigging, biomechanics and rowing physiology

-        Well developed oral and written communication, and people management skills

-        Experience in teaching correct weights technique

-        Experience with injury prevention and management.

-        Outstanding leadership & ability to manage, and mentor more than 30 active rowers, an assistant coach and several volunteer coaches.

-        Sound administration and organisational skills

-        Ability to develop a full season programme that can be clearly communicated to athletes

Personal Attributes: 

-        Self motivated - able to work independently and as part of a team

-        Demonstrated ability to meet competing demands through effective prioritisation

-        Demonstrated success in managing individual differences and group dynamics

-        Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement, observe confidentiality and use discretion

-        Clear decision-making

-        Enthusiastic and able to motivate a wide range of members

-        Demonstrated ability to delegate and lead a team of coaches


-        Demonstrated coaching experience [preferably at a club level], or in lieu of club experience, a combination of school coaching and elite participation

-        Level 1 NCAS accreditation [Level 2 preferred]        

-        ‘Provide First Aid’ certificate

-        NSW Boat Driver Licence

-        Driver Licence + trailer towing ability [preferred]

For further information or to submit your CV please email UNSWRC President, Charlie Stanwix at

Applications close 3rd of August

Tara Anglican School for Girl | Casual Rowing Coaches

Item Posted 27/06/2024

Are you passionate about rowing and eager to inspire the next generation of athletes? Tara Anglican School for Girls is looking for enthusiastic and experienced Casual Rowing Coaches to join our dedicated team.

  • Casual position
  • Position to start 16 September 2024


About us

Tara Anglican School for Girls is a leading independent girls’ school with a strong commitment to excellence in academics, athletics and personal development. Tara competes in IGSA and NSW Schoolgirl competitions through Term 4 and Term 1. Tara won the Most Improved School Trophy in 2024 and 2023 at the IGSA Regatta and has had rowers and coaches selected to the IGSA Representative Eights in the same years. In recent seasons Tara has won at the NSW Schoolgirl Head of the River and recorded its highest point scores in over a decade. Tara's rowing squad has grown substantially and now boasts its largest team in its history and looks forward to growing bigger still while continuing to see success in NSW schoolgirl rowing.

To view the full position description please click on the link below

How to Apply

Application, including full CV and cover letter, copies of qualifications and certificates and details of three referees, should be addressed to:

The Director of Policy, Compliance and Human Resources
Tara Anglican School for Girls
Masons Drive, North Parramatta NSW 2151

All applications must be completed via SEEK

Click here to apply

Closing date for Applications: Friday 19 July 2024

Please note that interviews may take place before this date.

Name: Angela Doubleday
Phone: 8838 2656

North Sydney Girls High School | Rowing Coach for the Junior Program

Item Posted 08/04/2024

About Us: Established in 1989, the North Sydney Girls' High School (NSGHS) P&C Association is proud to run an esteemed rowing program catering to the students of NSGHS. Our program has experienced significant growth, with over 40 girls participating in the 2023-24 season. We are committed to fostering values of teamwork, respect, and personal excellence within an enjoyable environment.  In recent years, the program has had considerable success and is generally competitive at schoolgirl regattas. 
The club rows out of the University of NSW Rowing Club boatshed in Tarban Creek, Hunters Hill, Sydney (near Gladesville Bridge).  It owns 6 quad sculls, three doubles and four singles.  There is no sweep rowing. 
Our junior team typically train in groups of 10-15 on three weekday mornings (5:20am) and Saturday mornings (7:30am). Additionally, they attend gym twice a week.  Our program also requires athletes and coaches to attend two rowing camps each season, one in Spring (October) and one in Summer (late January). 

Position Overview 
We are seeking a seasoned and enthusiastic Coach for our junior rowing program. This role involves various aspects of program management and athlete development for our Years 7 - 8 students. This group (comprising roughly 30 students) forms the backbone of our rowing initiative and operates independently from the senior cohort.

About our program
The NSGHS rowing club is a values-based program; specifically, teamwork, respect, and achieving one's personal best in an enjoyable environment.  In recent years, the program has had considerable success and is generally competitive at schoolgirl regattas. 
The club rows out of the University of NSW Rowing Club boatshed in Tarban Creek, Hunters Hill, Sydney (near Gladesville Bridge).  It owns 6 quad sculls, three doubles and four singles.  There is no sweep rowing. 
Our junior team typically train in groups of 10-15 on three weekday mornings (5:20am) and Saturday mornings (7:30am). Additionally they attend gym twice a week.  Our program also requires athletes and coaches to attend two rowing camps each season, one in Spring (October) and one in Summer (late January). 

The key responsibilities
●    Collaborate with the head coach to design and implement training programs.
●    Assist in conducting on-water training sessions and provide feedback to athletes.
●    Monitor athlete progress and communicate observations to the head coach.
●    Prioritise athlete safety during training and competitions.
●    Help maintain rowing equipment and facilities.
●    Communicate effectively with other coaches and convenors.
●    Provide leadership and mentorship to junior athletes.
●    Assist with administrative tasks and logistical coordination.
●    Stay updated on coaching techniques and safety standards.
●    Support the head coach in achieving program goals and objectives.

Minimum Requirements
You must be a current member of Rowing NSW and hold the following:
●    Level 1 Coaching Certificate or higher (or equivalent);
●    At least one year’s coaching in another program, ideally high school girls;
●    General Boating Licence (GBL);
●    Current Working with Children (WWC) certificate
●    Two rowing-related referees

The ideal candidate
The ideal candidate will have previous coaching experience in rowing, preferably with junior athletes. They should possess strong communication and collaboration skills, along with experience in technique and training program development. Leadership qualities are essential for mentoring and supporting junior athletes, and a commitment to athlete safety and program success is paramount. 

Additionally, organisational abilities for administrative tasks, a proactive approach to professional development, and a passion for fostering athlete growth and program success are highly desirable traits.

They will not be required to assist with the land gym program, which is run separately by an experienced personal trainer.  

Interested in the role?
If you’re a highly motivated and rowing coach with experience looking for an exciting new opportunity, we’d love to hear from you! This is a very rewarding role working with a team of highly engaged junior athletes. Competitive rates are offered in line with the market.

Please send your expressions of interest with an attached resume to
Name: NSGHS Rowing

Rowing Head Coach - Redlands

Item Posted 26/03/2024

Job Title: Rowing Head Coach
•    Exciting Rowing Head Coach role
•    Cremorne location close to public transport
•    Full-time, permanent position (45 weeks per year with an in-season / off-season work schedule)

About Redlands
Redlands is a dynamic, leading Sydney independent school, providing a diverse, co-educational P-12 learning environment with an innovative, flexible and research-based teaching practice. We aim to inspire students to achieve life-readiness and to let their light shine, through the provision of a world recognised, contemporary education. The School is founded in the Anglican tradition, based upon established Christian values.

About the role
We are seeking a Rowing Head Coach to join a supportive and engaging work environment at Redlands.   

In collaboration with the Director of Rowing and rowing coaches, the Rowing Head Coach will be responsible for managing the facilitation of a safe, professional and well organised rowing program to all students of the Redlands rowing team. The role will provide leadership, organisation and supervision for all aspects of the rowing structure to ensure a highly competitive and successful program. 

The role will also be responsible for the management of the Boat Shed at Mosman Rowing Club, including the general day to day running and maintenance of the Boat Shed, as well as managing and implementing Boat Shed Workplace Health and Safety to required standards - outside regular hours and weekend work is expected as part of this role. 

About you
We are looking for someone with experience of managing coaches and coordinating sporting programs in a school environment.  You must have a sound knowledge of the rowing sport, as well as a current First Aid Certificate and an unrestricted Driving Licence.  A Level 1 or 2 coaching accreditation would be highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be an effective team member with excellent people and relationship management skills, who demonstrates a willingness to support the ethos and values of the School.   

The successful applicant will also have or be willing to obtain a paid NSW Working With Children Check.

 Application instructions
•    Resume including evidence of your qualifications/transcripts
•    Cover letter

Please refer to the Position Description on the Redlands jobs board to view the duties, responsibilities, skills and other general requirements for the roles. 

The School will consider applications as they are received and therefore, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. The School reserves the right to close the advertisement prior to the advertised date.

Closing Application Date: 5pm,  Friday 12 April 2024

For Sale

Pymble Ladies College | Boat for Sale

Item Updated 18/07/2024; Item Posted 24/05/2024

Pymble Ladies College have the following boat for sale as part of their annual turnover program.

2012 Sykes Coxed Quad – “ Tess Gerrand”

  • Comes complete with quick release Aluminium Sculling Riggers
  • 65kg crew average
  • $9,500 (excl. GST) O.N.O.


Name:  Lewis Gray
Phone:  0409 554 348

Three Heavy Weight 2020 Race1 "Olympic Elite" Singles

Item Posted 01/07/2024

As part of a fleet roll over UTS Haberfield Rowing Club is selling three Race1 singles.
All three singles are built in Aug 2020 and based on a heavy weight mould which would suit a rower between 85-100KGs bodyweight. The boat is built from carbon fibre and the mould design is: Race1 S1 ‘Olympic Elite’. The hull has a teal-coloured finish on the outside and is fitted with quick release riggers.
The singles are in various conditions. Some have minor damages on the outside as per the photos or need minor repairs, such as bow balls, start number holder, fin or hull repairs.
The asking price is between $2,000-$3,000.
The boats can be viewed at UTS Haberfield Rowing Club on Iron Cove in Sydney.

Please contact Matt Ungemach on for additional details.

Antique Stopwatch - Regatta Prize

Item Posted 26/06/2024

Rare antique Australian stopwatch in .935 silver case, Retailed by Stevenson Brothers, Prize for Leichhardt Regatta 1891.

More information can be found here.

Rowing specific gym equipment for sale

Item Posted 11/06/2024

Sydney Rowing Club has the following equipment for sale:

C2 Ski Erg (2016) – $1000 Very good condition
C2 Model E (2014) rowing machine - $750 in good condition
C2 Dyno machine – $500 No screen but machine works great
Assault Air Bike (2016) - $750 Screen not working but machine in good condition

Name: Lachlan Carter


number: 0439 139 641

Hudson 1x

Item Posted 05/06/2024

Hudson Super Predator Single Scull (73-86kg)
Boat mould: S1.31. Year: 2012
In very good condition. Has had a small patch repair to the bow and only needs to be painted, or left as is. Aluminium wing rigger with carbon fibre seat. This boat comes with a boat bag. Located in Batemans Bay but can arrange delivery if nearby. $7,500 ONO

If interested please contact Tim Jarrold on

Newcastle Grammar School - Equipment Turnover for 2024

Item Posted 31/05/2024

Newcastle Grammar School have the following equipment for sale:

2x – Heavy Weight Sykes very good condition(VGC) comes with pair riggers no steering connected  - $6000

2x/2- - Wintec Medalist 80-90kgs double/pair excellent condition 2019 build $11,000

2x – Lightweight German Double fixed riggers VGC - $2200

Wavecutters x 4 – Good to VGC - $770 each ( 2 x Yellow 1 x Green 1 x Blue)

1 x Sykes  Accelerator 70-85kgs excellent condition - $5500 14kgs

1 x Sykes Accelerator 85-100kgs excellent condition - $5500 14.2kgs

1x Sykes Mould 30 85kgs in very good condition - $4400

1 x Mercury 8Hp 2Stroke very good condition  - $550

Concept 2 Fats sculling blades - $440 a set ( 6 sets available )

1 x Spin bike Star Trac Spinner in Great condition - $330

Boat Covers – Single  available some never used $80 each  


Name: Brad Smith
Phone: 0450547644

Croker S39 Arrow Sculling Blades, Blue Handles

Item Posted 26/03/2024

One pair of Croker S39 Arrow sculling oars with blue handles, less than 2 years old.  

Some cosmetic scratching from regular launching off concrete pontoon (see pics), otherwise good condition. Being sold so I can replace with Softs.

Located in Glebe


Name:   Mark Tietjen
Phone:  0403 774 370

Grafton High School Rowing Club Book Set

Item Posted: 30/08/2023

Grafton High School Rowing Club celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2023, having been established Term 1 in 1943.

To celebrate 80 years of continuous rowing, a 2 book set has been compiled.

Book 1, "I Rowed for Grafton High School 1943 - 2023", is a 360 page history of the club. This book covers the formation of the club, the coaches, the crews, the craft, the challenges and the celebrations. It is rich with photos and newspaper articles. 

Book 2, "I Rowed for Grafton High School 1943 - 2003. Companion Scrapbook and Photo Album", is 300 pages of photos and newspaper clippings shared by past and present school rowers. 

The book set is available for sale at $110.00. Postage within Australia is available for an additional $20.00.

All proceeds from the sale of the book sets will go to the school rowing club.

This is an opportunity for past members to refresh the memories of their glory days representing Grafton High School.    

Anyone seeking to purchase the book set can email Wendy Ford at

Catch, Drive, Recover- History of Grafton Rowing Club 1882 - 2022

Item Posted: 08/08/2023

The Grafton Rowing Club recently celebrated 140 years of continuous activity - 1882 - 2022.

To celebrate, a book has been compiled covering the 140 years. The book is 368 pages, rich with photos, and includes but is not limited to formation of the club, rower and other profiles, regatta results, floods, rowing sheds, and awards. 

Following the launch of the book at the Grafton Rowing Shed in May of this year, the book is now available to purchase.

The book is $50.00, and can be posted anywhere in Australia for an additional $20.00.

Anyone wishing to purchase a copy of the book should email Wendy Ford, on