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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. 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.

The most fiercely contested event on the university rowing calendar is the Aon New Zealand University Rowing Championships. Held around Easter each year, the regatta is competitive on the water and a whole lot of fun off the water. There is also a tertiary regatta in each island in the second half of the year.

If you would like to know more about University Rowing please contact info@rowingnz.kiwi