WELCOME TO ROWING
The St Peter’s College Rowing tradition was introduced by Brother F.P. O’Driscoll in 1941 built was quickly discontinued in 1944, only to be reintroduced 60+ years later in 2005, by then principal Kieran Fouhy. After a faltering start, rowing has since established itself as a principal sport at the school alongside fixtures like rugby, football and basketball.
Our St Peter’s College Rowing (SPCR) squad is relatively small but we are mighty! We are currently ranked amongst the best secondary schools in New Zealand having competed at MAADI 2020/21, concluding the regatta ranked 3rd sculling rowing secondary school and 6th overall NZ rowing secondary school. No mean feat for a fixture that is 15 years young at our school!
THE SPCR PROGRAM
Our SPCR program is demanding. Our squad is made up of 45 young athletes which we select from Year 9 through to Year 13 students; we have a coaching team of 4 led by our Director of Rowing Samuel Jackson; and they are supported by the squads parents and families. The squad trains and competes eight months out of 12, with off-season training and individual work -on programs in preparation for the next season.
As well as training our SPCR program teaches important life skills like self-management and optimal nutrition for athletes. We also provide a pathway for our young athletes to achieve beyond their schooling years boasting SPCR alumni that have rowing scholarships with UK and USA Universities, as well as those selected for the New Zealand junior, U21,U23, Olympic and World teams.
The SPCR rowing tradition is strong, and getting stronger with every year. If you are interested in rowing and think you’ve got what it takes to be part of our squad – get in touch.Please be aware the squad is selected in August and runs from September through to April.
Check us out on You Tube:
2019 Henley Royal Regatta – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul-Kd6Zua4
2019-2020 Season – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVMS8y9wERU
2020 – 2021 Season – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50GEju7MVP0