Rowing

St Paul’s Collegiate School’s Rowing Club attracts 50 students per year who are provided with a specialist team of coaches that offer individual and small group training.

Students who are serious about rowing have the opportunity to experience rowing at an elite level.

Those who have little experience are also encouraged to join the club, with a learn-to-row programme in place for beginners which involves land training, as well as an opportunity to go out on the water once per week.

Students train on the Waikato River from the club’s private boat shed and from the St Paul’s fitness facilities, which boasts state-of-the-art equipment for strength and endurance training.

Over the rowing season St Paul’s rowers compete in as many as seven regattas, including:

  • The Waikato Great Race
  • Karapiro Spring Regatta
  • Christmas Regatta
  • Cambridge Town Cup Regatta
  • Mangakino Regatta
  • Mighty River Power Regatta
  • North Island secondary schools' championships
  • Aon Maadi Cup national schools' championship

The rowing programme costs $2300 + GST per season. This fee covers camps, transport, coaching, uniforms and entry to regattas other than Maadi Cup.

Contact and coaches

Martin Simoncelli (teacher in charge)
m.simoncelli@stpauls.school.nz

View our rowing coaches here

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