Terms 1 and 4 (Summer)

Rowing is one of the premier summer sports at College. The boys train at various locations across Canterbury and, when in Christchurch, are expected to bike to Kerr’s Reach from College each training day.

College competes in several club, inter-school and national rowing regattas throughout the year. The highlight is the Maadi Cup, the pinnacle of secondary school rowing.

There is an expectation that parents of rowers will get involved in the day-to-day organisation of the club, including helping with transporting equipment, preparing meals, supervising the boys at camp, and more.

Rowing is an option for Year 9 students during Term 4, NOT Term 1.

Master-in-Charge: Henry Smith – Venue: Kerrs Reach, Selwyn River, Lake Hood and Twizel
Training: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Uniform: White rowing vest, black rugby shorts and socks

Recent Success


  • U16 Eight – 1st at NZ Secondary Schools Rowing Championships
  • U17 Eight – 2nd at NZ Secondary Schools Rowing Championships
  • U15 Octuple – 3rd at NZ Secondary Schools Rowing Championships


  • NZSS Championships – Maadi Cup 4th place (U18 Eight), one gold (U15 Octuple), one silver (U18 Pair), one bronze (U16 Eight)
  • SISS Championships – one gold (U15 Octuple), two silver (U18 Four and U16 Eight), two bronze (U17 and U18 Eight)


  • NZSS Championships – Maadi Cup runners up (U18 Eight), one silver (U17 Eight)
  • SISS Championships – won the South Island title, six silver and one bronze


  • NZSS Championships – Maadi Cup winner (U18 Eight), two silver (U16 & U17 Eight) and three bronze (U16, U17, U18 Four)

Rowing Coaching Staff

Henry Smith 9054 SQ

Henry Smith

Rowing Coach

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Tony O'Connor

Tony O’Connor

Rowing Coach

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Malcolm Mc Intyre 2019

Malcolm McIntyre

Rowing Coach

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Staff Andrew Taylor 0514 SQ

Dr Andrew Taylor

Rowing Coach

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Staff Liam O Leary 9565 SQ

Liam O'Leary

U16 Rowing Coach

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