The Australian U21 Rowing Team will look to retain the Rusty Robertson Trophy as they take on New Zealand in the annual Trans-Tasman Regatta.
The Australian Team sees plenty of new faces with only one athlete, Kane Grant, returning from last year’s team. There are also a handful who have stepped up from previous junior representation including Lily Alton and Alexis Hancock.
The U21 series and team has created a positive development opportunity for our Pathway athletes transitioning between U19 and U23 age categories, many of whom have gone onto U23, Senior and now into the National Training Centres for both Men and Women. We look forward to this continuing with the 2017 Team.
The team features many recent Australian Champions including U21 Single Scull, Double Scull and Quadruple Scull champion Charles Wheatley, plus the duo of U21 Coxless Pair Australian Champions Grace Reid and Lara Wainwright.
The group will be led by Jason Lane as the U21 Head Coach. He will work with Lyall McCarthy in his capacity as the National Pathway Head Coach to ensure the effective delivery of this Team.
It is pleasing to have the experience of Jason to assist in leading this group, particularly as it is a camp based program with athletes being able to train and prepare in their daily training environments before coming together for a pre competition camp and then the racing itself.
Jason will be joined by four appointed coaches, Joe Tamigi, David Gely, Brigette Carlile and one further coach still to be confirmed.
The U21 Trans-Tasman Regatta is split over two competitions, the first in Sydney from 29 June to 1 July, and the second at Lake Karapiro, New Zealand, from 24 to 26 August.
U21 Australian Rowing Team
|Crew||Club or School, SIS/SAS, State|
|U21 Men’s Coxless Pairs|
|Jack Deans||Adelaide Rowing Club/SA|
|Kane Grant||Adelaide Rowing Club/SASI/SA|
|Alexander Clarke||Mercantile Rowing Club/VIC|
|Benjamin Canham||Mercantile Rowing Club/VIC|
|U21 Men’s Single Sculls|
|Charles Wheatley||Sydney University Boat Club/NSW|
|Devlin Walsh||Sydney University Boat Club/NSW|
|U21 Men’s Lightweight Single Sculls|
|Chase Deitner||West Australian Rowing Club/WA|
|Patrick Boere||Swan River Rowing Club/WA|
|Mitchell Reinhard||Unley High/SA|
|U21 Women’s Coxless Pairs|
|Grace Reid||UTS Rowing Club/NSW|
|Lara Wainwright||UTS Rowing Club/NSW|
|Gabi Morris||West Australian Rowing Club/WA|
|Giorgia Patten||West Australian Rowing Club/WA|
|U21 Women’s Single Sculls|
|Lily Alton||University of Queensland Boat Club/QLD|
|Siena Zamin||West Australian Rowing Club/WA|
|U21 Lightweight Women’s Single Sculls|
|Romola Davenport||Sydney Rowing Club/NSW|
|Portia Bennett||University of Queensland Boat Club/QLD|
|Celia Cowan||Adelaide University Boat Club/SA|
|U21M8+: Alexis Hancock||Mercantile Rowing Club/VIC|
|U21W8+: Caitlin Hockings||University of Queensland Boat Club/QLD|
|Head Coach: Jason Lane||SASI/SA|
|Brigette Carlile||Mercantile Rowing Club/VIC|
|David Gely||UTS Rowing Club/NSW|
|Joseph Tamigi||West Australian Rowing Club/WA|