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I began rowing at my school at St Catherine’s in year 8. I originally started rowing just to prove to my older sister that I was better than her. But like most people, I was addicted to the sport within the first few weeks. After leaving school, I took a year away from the sport which made me realise just how much I need it in my life. I have been rowing competitively for 12 years now; and coaching the sport for 8. It was not just the pink zooties that attracted me to Banks Rowing Club, but their club values of unity, respect, opportunity and excellence resonate through me and I am incredibly proud to be a part of it.

The tight knit community along the Yarra River has provided me with some amazing coaching opportunities at St Catherine’s, Yarra Yarra, Richmond, Rowing School Victoria, Learn2Row and now with TopRow. Being able to coach athletes in the sport that I love and watch them progress and fall in love with it just as I did, is unbelievably rewarding. Rowing has not only taught me a lot about myself and who I am, but it has challenged me to strive for more. With a bit of consistency, determination and the right support, any goal is possible. I have had a crack at most sports, and rowing is one of a kind. I know I’ll be “sending it” along the Yarra for the rest of my life, and I look forward to coaching many more athletes to do the same. 

Meet our Team: Harriet Lowe

Meet our Team: Harriet Lowe

If you've ever rowed with us in London, you've probably met (or at least emailed) Harriet. She joined our team in 2018 when our London Putney location first opened. It started as a summer coaching job after she graduated from university and before a winter working as...

Meet our Team: Dario Sportelli

Meet our Team: Dario Sportelli

Meet our Team! We're very lucky to have Dario on board with us! He's looking forward to getting back on the water soon with our Learn to Row courses and private lessons at our Melbourne location! Read about his journey here. I started rowing when I was 12, following...

Meet Our Team: Will Golding

Meet Our Team: Will Golding

Like so many people in our sport, Will didn't start out as a rower. Rather, he played football (soccer) and rugby - "not especially well," as he tells it - in addition to running cross country. After his first year at the University of East London he came to the...