Rowing Australia Athletes’ Commission Chair, Hannah Every-Hall, today confirmed the members of the Commission for 2018/19 season.

The purpose of the RA Athletes’ Commission is to represent the views of athletes to the Rowing Australia Board and relevant committees of RA. They report to the athlete body the outcomes of relevant decisions made by RA on issues that are relevant to the athlete body.

The Commission, via its Chair, Mrs Every-Hall, informs the board on all matters relating to high performance athletes within the Australian rowing community.

This year, Mrs Every-Hall will be joined by the following current athletes as members – Madeleine Edmunds, Rosie Popa, Hannah Vermeersch, Luke Letcher, Hamish Playfair and Joshua Hicks. Additional members come in the form of non-competing or retired athletes, this year these members are Olympians Sally Kehoe and Alexandra Hagan plus lightweight rower James Wilson. Olympic rowing gold medalist, Kim Brennan, sits on the Commission as Ex-Officio as a Member of the AOC’s Athletes’ Commission.

Mrs Every-Hall commented: “I am excited by our team and am looking forward to working with them, and the whole of Rowing Australia, in developing excellence on and off the water.

“I’m pleased to have the experience of Olympians Maddie Edmunds, Hannah Vermeersch, Sally Kehoe, Alexandra Hagan and of course gold medallist Kim Brennan, along with some of our younger athletes such as Luke Letcher, Rosie Popa and Hamish Playfair. I look forward to being proactive at working with this group over the coming year and also actively representing their views to the RA Board and Executive, so together we can achieve the outcomes we are all after.”

The mission of the Rowing Australia Athlete’s Commission is

  • To represent elite rowers in matters affecting selection to and performance of the Australian Rowing Team.
  • To work with RA in ensuring adherence to policy and effective communication regarding matters affecting rowers.
  • To provide a channel for communication generally from rowers to the executive of Rowing Australia.