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Having learnt to row with a laid back university club in York (UK), I didn’t know what I was getting into when I later joined my local club in London with a 6 day a week training program.

I was soon hooked. With the club spirit and vision of winning shiny pots, rowing was so much more than a workout to me.

Highlights include a win at Pairs Head despite the classic terrible tideway weather and the ongoing endeavour for steering that perfect line down the Henley Regatta course in a coxless four.

Rowing on the Yarra is an absolute blessing and with the welcoming nature of Richmond Rowing Club, I was racing within weeks of settling in Melbourne.

As a physiotherapist and lover of the outdoors, I’m all for making rowing more accessible and would encourage anyone to give it a go. If you don’t try, you’ll never know!

Meet our Team: Lily Innes Irons

Meet our Team: Lily Innes Irons

My first introduction to rowing was during high school as a sports elective. Shortly after my introduction to rowing I joined my local club that had just reopened after 90 or so years of being closed. We didn't have any flash equipment, but we did have a hand full of...

Meet our Team: Kathryn Spinnler-Jenkins

Meet our Team: Kathryn Spinnler-Jenkins

In high school rowing seemed daunting and inaccessible. Only ever picked as a goalie in netball for my height, I had decided that team sports, and sport in general, wasn’t for me by age 13 or 14. When the opportunity came around to try for the rowing squad, I went...

Meet our Team: Xanthe Hadfield

Meet our Team: Xanthe Hadfield

Sport has always played an important part of my life, but It wasn’t love at first sight when I initially tried my hand at rowing at school. I was predominantly a competitive ballroom dancer, more concerned with getting blisters on my feet rather than my hands! After...