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Regional Performance Centres

About Regional Performance Centres

Rowing NZ has four Regional Performance Centres, tasked with developing athletes capable of representing New Zealand at the World Rowing Championships and Olympic Games.

Rowing NZ employs staff to run the daily operation of the four Regional Performance Centres with the support of the local RPC board. A key outcome of the RPC is the "Increased quality of athletes available to the High Performance Programme".

Broad Regional Performance Centre Objectives

The broader key objectives for these centres are as follows:

  • To develop pre-elite talent and especially the athletes expected to represent NZ during the next Olympic cycle and beyond
  • To provide a 12 month, year on year individual athlete development program
  • To provide a clear high performance pathway for aspiring Rowers and Coaches
  • To assist local associations within the RPC catchment area with regional development of coaches and athletes
  • To link tertiary institutions into the sport of rowing to enable facilitation of education/career pathways AND to enable proactive monitoring/support of key athletes within institutions.

RPC Geographic Catchment Areas

The following areas are the designated Geographic Catchment Areas for each RPC:

Auckland RPC: The Auckland and East Coast Rowing Associations.

Waikato RPC: The Waikato and Bay of Plenty Rowing Associations.

Central RPC: The Marlborough, Wellington and Wanganui Rowing Associations.

Southern RPC: The Canterbury, Otago and Southland Rowing Associations.

Selection

Each year in the month of September, Rowing NZ runs RPC selection trials (on water racing in 1x or 2- and erg testing 5Km & 2Km) for athletes wishing to gain selection into our High Performance Programme. This trial is for athletes that haven't gained automatic selection. Athletes wishing to nominate to be considered for selection must contact the RPC team in which that are eligible (based on the club/assocation they row for as above). The standard for selection is high and therefore it is advisible that athletes wishing to gain selection should be in RPC organised training from May and complete the RPC winter testing.

For information regarding selection please contact the RPC team, their contact details are below.

RPC Contacts

RPC Contacts

Region

Position

Name

Phone

Email



Auckland RPC

Head Coach

James Coote

+64 21 801822

jamescoote@rowingnz.kiwi

Coach

Bruce Jones

+64 21 940 485

bruce@rowingnz.kiwi

Waikato RPC

Head Coach

Gary Roberts

+64 21 2752270

garyroberts@rowingnz.kiwi

Manager

Andrea Harper

+64 21 801860

andreaharper@rowingnz.kiwi

Assistant Coach

Dan Kelly

+64 27 4910944 dank@rowingnz.kiwi

Central RPC

Head Coach

Mark Stallard

+64 21 801127

markstallard@rowingnz.kiwi

Manager

Michele Munro

+64 21 801077

michelemunro@rowingnz.kiwi

Coach

Marion Horwell

+64 21 801820

marionhorwell@rowingnz.kiwi

Development Officer

Mark James

+64 27 5780011

markjames12@hotmail.com

Southern RPC

Acting Head Coach

John O'Connor

+64 27 2486010

johno@rowingnz.kiwi

Manager

Michele Munro

+64 21 801077

michelemunro@rowingnz.kiwi

Assistant Coach
Tom Stannard +64 21 2620577

toms@rowingnz.kiwi



Rowing NZ

HP Athlete Development Manager

Judith Hamilton

+64 27 4450501

judith@rowingnz.kiwi