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Tauranga Rowing Club take out the gold

Students of the Tauranga Rowing Club post Maadi parade that was held in Cambridge last Sunday. Image: Supplied.

More than 65 college aged students recently attended the Maadi Cup rowing nationals at Lake Karapiro, with members of the Tauranga Rowing Club taking part.

This included students from ACG Tauranga, Aquinas College, Mount Maunganui College, Tauranga Boys College and Tauranga Girls College, along with a support crew of coaches, managers, teachers/parents in charge and immediate/extended families.

“It was a huge and very successful week with competitors of the club reaching 14A finals and 10B finals, winning three golds in the Girls U17 Double Sculls, Boys Novice U18 Double Sculls and Boys Novice U18 coxed Quadruple sculls,” says a Tauranga Rowing Club spokesperson.

“This has been one of the most successful Maadi Cups for the club for quite some time. This comes down to the great coaching crew and programme put into place, and students who have been putting in the hard yards and training since May/June of 2018 when the pre-season winter training began.”

All the members of the club are about to have a well-deserved four to eight week break, before getting back into pre-season training over the winter months.

Tauranga Rowing Club have also got another achievement to celebrate. They are celebrating their 100 year centenary for the club, this coming weekend.

Celebrations are going to be held down at Memorial Park with registration, meet and great and nibbles on Friday evening. Closing day racing, naming of the new club eight centenary boat along with a three course dinner for invited guests, is to be held on Saturday evening at the Wateredge Lounge with guest speakers Eric Murray and Jamie Fitzgerald.

On Sunday there will be a brunch to catch up with past and present members of the club.

Any students who is keen or interested in learning to row or are wanting to join the club, are encourage to contact rowing@taurangarowingclub.co.nz or their respective sports head at school.

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