Men's Rowing - also known as Boat

The Sydney University Boat Club was established in 1860. The club, together with the women's rowing club, competes as Sydney University in the Club, State and National Championships and includes members of the Australian squad.

For the past few years Sydney University has been the leading competitive rowing club in New South Wales. The club has won the Honours Trophy at the NSW Championships for the scoring most points at the championships for the last nine years.

The club runs an elite program for men and women currently located at the University of NSW Boatshed on Tarban Creek at Gladesville. Intermediate and Talent ID programs are also provided, and are based at the women's boatshed at Glebe. The club competes in New South Wales Rowing Association Competitions including NSW State Championships in February and Australian Rowing Championships in March. The club also competes in the annual Australian Boat Race against Melbourne University in late October and in the Australian University Championships in September.

Keen to find out more about the Boat club?

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Women's Rowing

Sydney University Women's Rowing Club was formed in the late 1960s and has produced many champion oarswomen.  Club members compete successfully at club regattas, as well as at intervarsity, state, national and international levels.

Currently, most women train on Sydney Harbour from the Boathouse at the end of Ferry Road, Glebe.  We have eight high performance program oarswomen training on the Lane Cove River from St Ignatius College Riverview, an interim arrangement while the high performance centre is rebuilt following a fire in 2006.

SUWRC seeks to attract athletic university students to join its elite and development programs.  While rowing experience is not necessary, commitment is required as rowing is a year round sport with athletes training most days at 5:30 on the water and doing gym work, cycling and other land training.

SUWRC also has a masters (over 27 years) program taking in graduates and staff of the University.  A good number of our masters oarswomen rowed with the Club as students and former rowers are always welcome to come back and join us.

Keen to find out more about the Women's Rowing Club?

Head online and check out their website:

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