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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: Alexya Vega

Meet our Team: Alexya Vega

Join us in welcoming New Haven coach, Alexya Vega! Alexya started her rowing career in high school at the Sound School where she became team captain and began dabbling into coaching. She’s also enjoyed other sports like track and cross country, but rowing is a sport...

Meet our Team: Clio Nash

Meet our Team: Clio Nash

I started rowing at a high school after being a swimmer my whole life. I rowed at Melbourne Girls Grammar and the sport really opened up my eyes to how important teams are. By rowing with all my school friends & competing I started to learn so many important life...

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...