Indoor rowing event success

Rowers at the ready for the start of the girls' competition

Rowers at the ready for the start of the girls' competition

By Isobel Allison (Rowing GAP Coach)


Radford was the Canberra venue for the Australian Indoor Rowing Challenge, held on Sunday 28 October. There was a great turnout for the event, with the Radford centre having the second highest attendance in the country.


Radford rowing’s immense talent was also highlighted with three of our rowers earning National Champion status. Jess Schroder (Year 8) clinched the National Champion title in the U14 category for the 500m erg, whilst Hannah Sampson (Year 7) ranked first in the country in the U14 category in the 1000m. Connor Jacopino (Year 7) achieved an astonishing 1st place in the U14 1000m as well as 2nd in the 500m on a National level.


Not to be left out, our rowing Gappy coaches’ team name “Witness the Fitness” proved to be more than fitting, as they attained National Champion status in the 4x500m relay.


Radford rowing hopes to continue to host these championships and encourages even more parent race entries in the future!

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