Rowing with Avon

We invite school leaver and adult rowers to join us for the 2020 – 2021 season. All levels of experience are welcome.

At Avon we aim to provide the best that rowing can offer – a supportive and social environment, experienced coaches, affordable fees, and the opportunity to choose how competitive you want to be. Our crews compete at local, regional, national and international regattas (COVID-19 permitting!), and there’s an established pathway for talented athletes to row for New Zealand at age group and elite level.

We offer learn-to-row programmes in spring and autumn, coached by our Novice Coach and senior athletes. Join us for your first rowing experience!

Our coaches

  • Alex Meates – head coach, lead men’s coach
  • Nat Matheson – lead women’s coach
  • Gareth Arnold – novice coach
  • Logan Keys – assistant coach
  • Andrew Potter – assistant coach
  • Christina Blackford – Masters coach and coordinator
  • Hayden Blackford – Masters coach

CLUB FEES 2020-2021
Athlete – $550
Coxswain – no charge

Other costs paid by club athletes – accommodation, food, transport, uniform

Club Regattas 2020-2021
12-13 December – Otago Champs – Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel
16-17 January – Canterbury Champs – Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel
30-31 January – South Island Champs – Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel
16-20 February – National Champs Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel

Training Camp 2021
6-10 January – Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel