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University Rowing

Rowing continues at competitive and social levels across all age groups in New Zealand, and there are benefits to remaining involved at any level you choose.

University rowing in New Zealand aims to provide a rowing experience that enriches a student’s pursuit of academic excellence through a focus on participation in a sport for life, varying levels of competition and high performance opportunities.

Nine university campuses within New Zealand offer rowing programmes. Each runs its own unique programme, and all begin at the start of semester one.

Throughout the year there are many opportunities for rowers to represent New Zealand universities, including the Trans-Tasman Test Series held against Australia each July and the Aon New Zealand University Rowing Championships. University rowing also offers an opportunity to continue on the high-performance pathway and to represent New Zealand on the world stage at the World University Championships or the Universiade.

If you would like to know more about university rowing please contact info@rowingnz.kiwi or your university rowing club.