Rowing Australia is thrilled to offer its Sporting Schools program to Australia’s school children. The Sporting Schools initiative is extremely exciting for all involved and we are keen to grow our sport with children across Australia.
Rowing Australia is pleased to partner with the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) to deliver this $160 million Australian Government initiative to get more children playing more sport.
As the national sporting organisation (NSO) for rowing, we offer schools and coaches quality programs that encourage children to participate in this great sport.
THE ROWING AUSTRALIA PRODUCT
The Sporting Schools program will provide the opportunity for primary school students to experience the fun of rowing in a safe and healthy environment that is specifically designed to develop their skills and confidence.
Children will get to learn more about the whole sport of rowing through their participation in a multi-tiered rowing program that includes land-based and on-water experiences.
Commencing with learning how to row on a rowing machine and culminating with an on-water experience using specially modified rowing boats for children, this program is both fun and healthy for all involved. The program is conducted by accredited and qualified rowing coaches and links children to their local rowing club.
Teachers and coaches are our assets
Rowing Australia values the role of teachers not just in the classroom but in the school yard as well. Their enthusiasm for improving children’s lives is often understated. Society places its trust and confidence in teachers who as educators, have one of the most important roles for our children, outside of parents and carers.
Coaches are also a wonderful influence on children throughout their formative years. Coaches are the people who deliver the skills with fun and enjoyment.
The information below is a guide to how schools, teachers and sporting organisations can deliver the rowing program within Sporting Schools.
Contact: Ron Batt
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