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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 a number of club, interschool and national rowing regattas throughout the year. The highlight of the year is the Maadi Cup, which is 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: Mr Henry Smith

Venue: Kerr's Reach, Selwyn River, Lake Hood and Twizel
Training: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Uniform: White rowing vest, black rugby shorts and socks



NZSS Championships – Maadi Cup and Sprinbok Trophy winners

NZSS Championships – Maadi Cup runners-up
Old Boy Sam Bosworth – current coxswain for the NZ Women's Eight

NZSS Championships – Maadi Cup winners (U18 Eight) plus four other National titles (U15 Octuple, U16 Eight & Four and U17 Eight)

SISS Championships – three South Island titles and three silver medals


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Rowing Coaching Staff

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Henry Smith

Head Coach

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Tony O'Connor

Rowing Coach

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Malcolm McIntyre
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