Kia Ora Everyone, and welcome to our new rowing families
Onslow College Rowing Season Squad
We have 25 new Novices in the group, making a total of 51 Onslow rowers this season, which is fantastic! The students are continuing to be coached by a very experienced, successful and enthusiastic coaching team. A huge thank you to our coaches for taking on yet another rowing season with our students.
Training times have been sent out to all rowers and it is important to communicate with your coach contact or one of the lead coaches if you cannot make it to training.
Welcome Novice Girls: Artikah, Jane, Ana, Angela, Anuha, Giuliana, Louise, Mila, Pepi, Phoebe, Rosa, Rose
Welcome Novice Boys: Chris, Connor, Daniel, Isaac, Jacob, JJ, Liam, Nathan, Thomas, Torri, Jarrod, Mason, Zac
Dates for your Diary
· Sun 21st Oct - WRC School Rowers BBQ
· Sat 27th Oct - Porirua Goodwill regatta
· Sun 28th Oct WRC Rowathon
· Wed 31st Oct OCRC AGM
AGM: 31st October, 7pm Student Centre
The AGM is an important part of our club administration and governance. We welcome all members (parents or rowers) to attend and find out more about the running of the club and how the parent committee and coaching teams work together to ensure the smooth running of rowing at Onslow College. Keith, our club secretary will be sending out the papers for this meeting shortly.
The WRC Rowathon is on Sunday 28th Oct. All WRC club members are expected to participate if you can. The rowathon is run from 7am to 5pm and all rowers will be allocated into a team and a 1.5hr time slot where you will erg for 30 mins, swap out for 30 mins and erg again for 30mins. The Onlsow configuration of teams is different to the advertised flyer, so our teams will consist of 10-odd rowers per team (mixed with experienced rowers and novice rowers) rather than the flyer advertised 6. Any funds that you can raise will be much appreciated, please do not consider it mandatory to raise the flyer suggested funds per rower. Half of your funds raised will go towards plant and operations at WRC and half goes to rower own personal funds held by Onslow Rowing Club. So it is a good opportunity to raise some of your own funds.
Rachael Mora will be setting up the schedule for this event and the student coaches and other Year 13 rowers will be supervising the teams on the day (Thank you in advance of being asked!). Rachael will be in touch with everyone soon. The Rowathon flyer and sponsorship form is attached.
1841 Raffle Fundraiser
This is off to a good start, we have done 2 weeks of the Quiz night raffle ticket selling and I think the boys who have done their duty will say that it is an easy fundraiser. The roster and instructions were issued earlier, so please mark your allocated date into your calendar. A parent needs to accompany the rowers on their allocated duty day and it is easiest to make an electronic payment ($60 plus any tips) into the rowing account upon completion and you keep the cash.
Rachael Mora is now coordinating this regular event and will remind you prior to your Wednesday duty. If you need to change your allocated date, then please contact Rachael and let her know. firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniform information has been sent to Squad Managers and all orders are due back with your Squad Managers by 19th Oct. This is for the polo, cap and hoodie.
If you need a rowsuit, then please contact Stephanie. email@example.com Samples are still here for another week for trying on sizes.. U16Boys sizes were collected at camp. Novices do not need rowsuits this year. You will be allocated Onslow singlets for the season to wear with your own black bike shorts.
WRC Schools BBQ Sun 21st October 2pm
Wellington Rowing Club hold an annual meet and Greet BBQ for all affiliated school rowers and parents. This is a great chance to meet rowers from other schools and get to know a little about the club. All rowers and parents welcome: 2pm Sunday 21st October at the Club
School Sports Awards
They will be held on Wednesday 24th October at 6.45pm in the Raroa School Hall.
Onslow College Rowing Facebook page
If rowers and parents have Facebook, then request to join the 'Onslow College Rowing' page. Notices, results and photos are posted here throughout the season.
WRC Subs due in in October
A final payment of $500 for rowers $50 for coxswains is due by the end of October. This completes payment of the club season subs of $700 for a rower and $250 for a coxswain.
Please pay into the Onslow rowing account: 02 0500 0978726 83. When you make electronic payment please put your rower name in as reference
LTR Camp Wrap Up from Steph
Another successful Onslow College learn to row camp was completed over the first weekend of the school holidays. We had 24 keen novices perfecting their rowing skills under the nurture and guidance of our experienced rowers and the wider coaching team. A total of 46 rowers were on camp and we are now moving into the season with 51.
The rowers were on the water training 3 times per day in nearly all perfect water conditions so there was lots of time for a good mix of work and play. Despite the usual round of challenges with dodgy boat trailers, a 300km round trip to retrieve a ditched boat, calf muscle sprains, rolled ankles, the duty of the night patrol squad, the odd sickness, a hospital sleep over and the appeasing of the parent help’s rowing dreams (thank you T&D and Brent for humouring us – it was always going to be about the look!), everyone had a great time and probably came home quite tired, but with a huge advancement in rowing skills for the novices and a great start to the experienced rowers' season training.
We finished the camp with our annual LTR regatta where crews of novice rowers mixed amongst our experienced rowers to vie for the revered Warrick Fowlie gumboot trophy in front of a huge support home crowd. Congrats to the winning team 'Chris “the system” Farro' (despite Chris not being in the team!) who scored the rights to autograph the strip of strapping tape that wraps the gumboot.
A huge thank you to our fabulous experienced coaches, Jason, Jared, Brent, Warrick, Dylan, Tina and a special thanks to our new senior student coaches for stepping up to the coaching challenge - Liam, James, Alice, Maggie, Ella and especially to Terry and Deidre for organising and coaching yet another LTR camp (something like number 16!). Also a big thank you to the parent help who ensure our rowers and coaches are fed, watered, happy and healthy – Sarah, Paul, Lynda, Suzanne, Philip, John and Steph (aka ‘Fab U54s’!). And ultimately thank you to all of the rowers who are a great group of students that are keen to give their best which makes the camp enjoyable for everyone.
This is my final day sheet – the President-elect Stephanie Clark will take over from here. It has been a privilege to be involved with the running of Onslow College rowing and I wish you all the best for the season ahead.
Thank you to the exiting Committee Members
On that note of Olwyn’s final DaySheet and the upcoming AGM, on behalf of all of the Onslow College Rowing Group, I would like to extend a very heart-felt thank-you to our hard-working departing committee members: Olwyn Crutchley as President, Raewyn Henderson as Treasurer and Keith Rodgers as Secretary. It has been a pleasure to work with all of you over the last three years and we have hugely valued your dedication and input into the running of our school rowing programme, not only with the committee roles but also in all of the routine operations including being the lead and parent help on many camps and regattas from all 3 of you. And not that you get away too easily, as all or your children are now helping in coaching roles, so we will no doubt, still see you around on the rowing scene!
Thank-you from Stephanie and OCRC
Stephanie Clark President of OCRC.