Rowing Australia is pleased to announce a scheme designed to provide targeted preparation support to High Performance Para-Rowing athletes. Athletes who meet the criteria, outlined in the policy, will be eligible for this support from the time of selection to the National Team through to the Benchmark Event for that year.
This is preparation support, specifically designed to enhance the potential for podium performances at the Benchmark Event. The scheme is specifically linked to athlete’s individual performance and preparation plan and will be overseen by the Rowing Australia Para-Rowing Head Coach in conjunction with the coach and relevant SIS/SAS.
This direct support is in addition to AIS funding that athletes may be eligible for as well as other support (monetary or other) provided by Rowing Australia, its SIS/SAS Partners or the APC. This program of direct assistance to our para-athletes would not be possible without the ongoing support of our Major Partner – Hancock Prospecting and the Georgina Hope Foundation.
Due to the timing of the announcement of this scheme, RA is also pleased to confirm this policy will be applied retrospectively to eligible 2017 National Team members.