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Canterbury Rowing Club
Applications Close
13 July
Date Listed
10 June

Canterbury Rowing Club prides itself on its culture and offers great rowing at all levels. Last year we had a strong contingent of about 25 novice, intermediate, club and senior rowers who trained for the NZ Club Champs. We train out of our shed at Kerrs Reach (Avonside, Christchurch), where we have a good variety of boats and ergs.

Our club programme typically runs from the start of September and consists of 3-8 weekly training sessions (depending on rowing experience and the time of year). Our usual training times are 5:45pm after work or 6am before work, as well as a weekend morning. Alternatives can be arranged with crews. Traditionally we attend Canterbury/Marlborough Champs, Otago Champs, South Islands and Nationals, as well as some smaller local regattas throughout the season.

CRC offers more than just rowing, we have plenty of social events that ensure our members have a great time both on and off the water. CRC is a club for the rowers, run by the rowers. We train hard, race hard and have an awesome time with the squad while we do it.

Our club membership has been steadily increasing and getting great results. We’re looking to build on our result of 4th overall club at the NZ Club Champs last year. It’s an exciting time for Canterbury Rowing Club – let us know if you’re keen to get on board!

For more information about CRC, please get in touch or visit: https://www.canterburyrowingclub.org.nz/

Our current Head Coach is going overseas, so we are after an enthusiastic, experienced coach to run our club rowing programme. With support from assistant coaches and our senior leadership group, you will work with our athletes to help them reach their full potential. You’ll share your passion for the sport and bring either coaching experience or high-level rowing experience with a strong technical background and interest in coaching. Great teamwork, commitment, leadership, organisation and communication skills are must-haves for this role.

You will be required to attend training sessions, regattas and a training camp. The training camp is normally held for 5-6 days after New Years. You will need to plan and implement a training program, select competitive crews and work together with other coaches and club leaders.

We expect to have around 25-30 club athletes the 2019/20 season, ranging from novice to senior.

This position will be paid. We are happy to discuss this in more detail.

Hours per week can be negotiated, however an approximate requirement is 15 hours per week from September to February, a 5 day training camp in early January, 3-4 weekend regattas and nationals.

Please send your application by email to secretary@canterburyrowingclub.org.nz