The Corowa Rowing Club celebrated a successful 2016/17 season with their presentation night held recently at the rowing shed.
The night was well attended and a number of awards were presented.
This past season saw club members compete in a number of regattas, ranging from the club’s Santa Regatta to start the season to the National Championships to complete the season.
No matter what regatta, all the members and coaches worked hard to be able to perform at their very best.
2016/17 season award winners were:
Most Successful Oarsman: Matt Vogel. Most Successful Oarswomen: Amy Underwood.
Most Successful Coxswain: Emily Price.
Most Determined: Georgina Pearsall. Most Improved: Claire Macdonald.
Club Person Award: Casandra Hughes.
The club also conducted a Coxswain’s course during the year. The club is very lucky to have a great group of young members who perform this essential role. Their abilities were recognised with presentation of certificates upon completing the Rowing Victoria course.
This year also saw the introduction of the club’s social rowing program. This is a great way to gain all the benefits of rowing without having to compete.
Thanks to Ken Wilson for coordinating this program.
The club has exciting things planned for social rowing in 2017/18, so keep an eye out on the Facebook page and in the paper for details.
Corowa Rowing Club’s association with Corowa High School continues to grow and once again the club had students compete very successfully in the State Schools Regatta in Geelong.
The alliance may be that of a small club with a small school but together competitors hold their own against the much larger schools throughout Victoria.
The Corowa Rosing Club, like many others, would not run without the volunteers who give up their time all year round to complete the many jobs around the club. Thanks to all for your tireless effort, it is appreciated.
Rowing continues over the winter months with the focus on gym sessions and, when the water levels allow, the members will be out on the water getting the jump on season 2017/18.