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 Sport Australia to deliver this $200 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 PRODUCTS
The Sporting Schools program, Riggers, provides the opportunity for students to experience the fun of rowing in a safe and healthy environment that is specifically designed to develop their skills and confidence through playing games.
Children will learn about the sport of rowing through their participation in a multi-tiered rowing program that uses high quality indoor rowing machines. There are options for both primary school students (years 5 and 6), and secondary school students in years 7 and 8. Programs are conducted by accredited rowing coaches and can offer a link for the students to their local rowing club. There are also on water programs available for secondary schools.
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. Coach delivered programs are available from Term 3, 2017. We intend to have teacher delivered indoor programs ready for 2018.
The information below is a guide to how schools, teachers and sporting organisations can deliver the rowing program within Sporting Schools.
Contact: Ron Batt
Phone: 0410 583 474
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