Sydney University Women’s Rowing Club Open Day

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The Sydney University Women’s Rowing Club (SUWRC) is holding an Open Day on Sunday November 11 for Year 11 and 12 girls who are considering rowing at Sydney University.

All girls that attend will have the opportunity to row in big boats with current SUWRC members, followed by an information session with breakfast provided. 

SUWRC has a comprehensive rowing program, catering for elite, development, intermediate, novice and masters rowers.

During the information session, attendees will have explained to them the opportunities available for rowers at Sydney University, including scholarships, reduced course entry requirements through the Elite Athlete Program, and the college rowing program.

Please RSVP at [email protected] by the November 10 for catering purposes. Parents and friends are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Fox (Head Coach) at 0418 693 099, Peta Blundell (Secretary) at 0416 940 226 or click here to view the events page.

Date: Sunday 11th November

Time: 7:30am-12:30pm (there is limited parking, so please allow sufficient time to find a spot)

Address: SUWRC Boatshed, end of Ferry Road, Glebe

Wear: A zootie/sports clothing you can comfortably row in (there are showers and change rooms if you would like to change into casual clothes afterwards)


In other news, men’s and women’s crews from the boat clubs at Sydney University and Melbourne University are tailoring their training for the annual Australian Boat Race, to be held on Sydney Harbour on Sunday, November 4.

The fourth instalment of the resurrected match race between eights from the two universities will start at Woolwich at 8.20am with the women’s eights, followed by the men’s match race starting at 9.20am.

To ensure optimum spectator viewing and television coverage, organisers with the assistance of a number of NSW government agencies, have plotted a new 4.3km course. The 2012 race is to be filmed for later broadcast and viewers will see the harbour and many of its landmarks at their best.

The Edmund Barton Trophy is on the line in the men’s event and the Belinda Guerin Trophy being contested by the women’s eights.

A VIP lunch will be held at Darling Harbour following the presentations.

For more information on the race, please visit the official website:

All spectators, alumni and family are encouraged to follow the race on a “First Fleet” Ferry. To book, visit:

You can also follow all the pre-race updates on the official Australian Boat Race Facebook page at: