Rowing with Avon

We invite school leaver and adult rowers to join us for the 2019 – 2020 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, 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 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
  • Nathan Cohen
  • Rachel Williams
  • Christina Blackford – Masters coach and coordinator

CLUB FEES 2019-2020
Athlete – $500
Coxswain – no charge

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

Club Regattas 2019-2020
30 Nov-1 Dec – Marlborough Champs – Blenheim
14-15 December – Otago Champs – Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel
18-19 January – Canterbury Champs – Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel
1-2 February – South Island Champs – Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel
18-22 February – National Champs – Lake Karapiro, Cambridge

Training camp – early January – dates to be confirmed