- Started Rowing
- James Coote
Women's Scull Squad
2015 U-23 World Rowing Championships - Silver, women's double
2014 U-23 World Rowing Championships - Bronze, women's quad
2017 sees Brooke move from the women's quad into the women's double scull with Olivia Loe. Brooke will compete at World Cup II, World Cup III, and Henley Royal Regatta.
In 2016 Brooke Donoghue competed in the women's quad at the Final Qualification regatta in Lucerne. The crew finished third, and missed out on qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by just three seconds. This is Brooke's first year in an elite crew and she is the youngest member of the crew at 21 years old.
After watching a friend’s sister row at some local regattas Brooke decided she would give it a go herself. Hailing from Te Kauwhata College, she was very fortunate to have 3 other girls also keen to start out as the school’s rowing programme struggles for numbers. Brooke found success early on winning medals in both U17 and U18 Single sculls at the North Island Secondary Schools champs in 2012. In 2013 Brooke rowed for the Waikato RPC and went on to place 5 th in the Junior Women’s Quad at the World Championships.
Brooke was a part of the Bronze Medal winning U23 Women’s Quad in 2014 and after a successful domestic season went on to win a silver medal at the 2015 World U23 Championships in the double sculls with Claudia Hyde.