During my career, I have rowed at a few different rowing clubs, some that I have been members of, and others that have hosted us as members of the U23 Australian Team.
My current club is Pine Rivers Rowing Club. They’ve been around for a long time, but have experienced a lot of change in their membership lately, with a squad of Junior and U23 male rowers, as well as a couple of U23 and... read more
Training in Italy – July 2012
I was lucky enough to spend a few months in 2012 training in Varese, Italy with the rest of the Australian Rowing Team and also on occasion, some of the other national sports teams that were training for the London Olympics.
Most of my training was done in the single, as I was the reserve, but with a number of niggling injuries and illnesses along the way, I was able to jump into the eight and... read more
International Racing – June 2012
During the 2012 season I had the opportunity to row in so many different crews. I had planned to spend the season training in the single scull for the 2013 season, but a last minute effort to qualify the eight meant I switched to sweep and rowed a few weeks in the pair, before joining the squad for the Women’s Eight. That didn’t really go according to plan, but I got to spend the... read more
Qualifying for the London Olympics ...
One of the most nerve-wracking experiences of my life! The Australian Women’s Eight had one shot at qualifying for the London Olympics after Rowing Australia made the last minute decision to allow them to compete at the Lucerne qualifying regatta.
I was reserve for the crew, so prepared with them for the race, but found it so hard to watch! I knew what everyone had been through just to get to... read more