|Teacher in Charge
||Ashlee Numa (Head Coach)
||Kate Van der Hulst
|Our Learn To Row Programme is run every year in Terms 2 and 3. This is a 6 week programme for new rowers/coxswains to get a chance to try the sport and see if rowing is for them.
||The rowing season operates from September to April, including during the school holidays. There may be optional training sessions available during the off season, depending on availability of coaches and rowers.
||Fees apply for the Learn to Row for new rowers/coxswains, to cover costs of coach boat use.
Parents are advised of the annual fee at a meeting prior to the season commencing (August/September).
Additional costs incurred during the season for attendance and transport to camps, plus the cost of attending Maadi if selected. These costs are paid at the time.
||Refer to the SHGC Rowing booklet. The costs of the uniform are not included in the fees and are required to be purchased. There may be the opportunity to purchase second hand uniform items at the beginning of the season.
||On water training is from the Hamilton Rowing Club within short walking distance to the school. Land based training is in the SHGC Gym.
||A training timetable is issued by the Head Coach at the start of each month and varies slightly throughout the season.
Trainings vary between on water and land based. Training sessions are generally mornings and afternoons 4-5 days per week starting at 5.45 am and 3.30pm respectively. There are also Saturday morning training sessions 7.30 am to 12 noon.
Land based training includes strength and conditioning, circuit training and ergs.
||Regattas attended by the squad are generally held at Lake Karapiro between November and March. The regattas are advised at the beginning of each season and are compulsory.
Maadi Cup, which is the National Secondary Schools competition requires selection, and is held alternate years between Karapiro and Twizel in the South Island. It is usually held March/April each year.
||Throughout the rowing season, girls will attend camps which are held at the Rowing Camp in Mangakino. There are generally four camps ie October, January, February and March.
Camps are timed to coincide with school holidays/long weekends with the exception of “Maadi Squad” camp which is timed 2 weeks prior to Maadi and is based on selection.
Camp attendance is compulsory.
||We wish to acknowledge and thank the following sponsors for their support of SHGC Rowing
– Nicholsons United Autos- Morrinsville/Matamata
– Quality Auditing Specialists Ltd
– Unichem Chemist Grey St, Hamilton East
– ANZCO Foods – Brett Caton
– Trisiko Buses Ltd
– Big River Catering….Teuila & Co
– Two Birds Eatery
We also have other sponsors who assist throughout the season with providing prizes and sponsorship for fundraising and to assist with MAADI costs. The list is long and continually expanding but thank you.