The National Rowing Centre of Excellence is a joint venture between Rowing Australia (RA) and the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS). It incorporates the entirety of RA's High Performance Program and the AIS Scholarship and National Camps Programs.

The primary objective of the National Rowing Centre of Excellence (NRCE) is to achieve sustainable medal winning performances by Australia at Olympic and Paralympic Games consistent with the Rowing Australia High Performance Plan as determined by the RA Board. The NRCE is managed by a Joint Management Committee of RA and AIS personnel - and is located at the AIS Rowing Complex.

The ACT has a history of delivering a targeted number of high performance athletes for the National Senior A Team. At present however the number of athletes in the ACT athlete pathway is too low to support a sustainable High Performance (HP) program. The ACT HP partners; NRCE, ACTAS and Rowing ACT are determined to build the number of HP athletes back to a sustainable level within two years. This interim program has been established as the critical driver in delivering this agreed outcome.

Performance Pathway

The elite development rowing program that was established in the ACT in 2017 is known as the ACT Performance Pathways Program.

The purpose of this Program, and therefore ACTAS is to identify and develop rowers who have the potential to be selected for Rowing Australia's national training centres and achieve podium results at benchmark events

Program Selection Criteria

Information relating to the ACTAS Rowing Program Selection Criteria is available through Rowing Australia.

Program Partners

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Notable ACTAS Rowing Graduates

Olympic Games

Sarah Cook

Sonia Mills

Kay Hick

Bruce Hick

Kerry Knowler

Jamie Fernandez

Nick Porzig

Brett Haymann

Craig Jones

Jane Robinson

Commonwealth Games

Kay Hick

Jamie Fernandez

Bruce Hick

Nick Portzig

Fleur Spriggs

Craig Jones

Mitchell Punch

Contact Us

Head Coach - ACTAS Rowing Program

Phone: (02) 6207 4388 (+61 International)

Postal Address: PO Box 147 Civic Square Canberra ACT 2608