Assistant Housemaster (Boarding), Harington Boarding
Rachel Gamble-Flint began rowing early in her high school years and at just 16 years of age, her hobby sport quickly turned into a professional career.
Representing the Great Britain Rowing Team, the high-performance arm of British Rowing, Rachel competed at the highest level in her home country for six years with the hopes of ultimately making the Olympics.
Sadly, a back injury cut her chances at Olympics short, but her passion for the sport remained. Channeling her sporting expertise into coaching, Rachel landed her first job at Melbourne Girls’ Grammar School in Australia.
Rachel has played an integral role of developing the school’s rowing programme which then led to several successful seasons at North Island Secondary Schools' Regatta and the New Zealand Secondary Schools' Rowing Championships over the following two years.
Anticipating her next move, Rachel knew she needed to be near the Waikato, the rowing hub of New Zealand, to further her coaching career. She took on a Development Coaching role at St Peter’s School, Cambridge in 2019 where she coached the U15 and U16 girls’ squads to North Island Secondary Schools and podium finishes were achieved.
Alongside coaching at St Peter’s, Rachel also spent time coaching the New Zealand Defence Force where they competed against other Commonwealth Nations at the Henley Royal Regatta, England.
To maintain her world class coaching status, Rachel is part of the Rowing New Zealand Career Coach programme. This is a new initiative offered by Rowing New Zealand to develop coaches with ambitions to progress to the international stage.
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