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NZ U21, Junior and U18 Team Selection

  • 22 Feb 18

Junior and U18 North/South nominations close Monday 26th February at 5pm for athletes and coxswains.

Nominations are open for consideration for the following teams:

New Zealand U21

Junior World Championships

U18 North Island or U18 South Island Teams.

If you are wanting to nominate for team selection, please read and familiarise yourself with the following documents before submitting your on-line nomination:

Click here: High Performance Policies and Information

High Performance Selection Guidelines

For New Zealand U21 Team Selection:

This team competes for the Rusty Robertson Trophy and is a Trans-Tasman competition between NZ U21 Team and the Australian U21 Team. The competition is run as a two test series, each preceded by a training camp at RNZ High Performance Centre. This year we will be joined by a Canadian U21 Team for the August Test Series.

The U21 Trial is a three day regatta, with athletes wishing to be considered - racing a single or pair. Athlete bring their own boats and is open to any rower which meets the U21 criteria.

U21 Age Criteria – must be 20 or under as at 31/12/2018

Nominations close:23 April 2018

Please read additional documentation before nominating:

U21 Trial Regatta information

Junior Team

Rowing New Zealand intends to select crews to compete at the Junior World Rowing Championships, Racice, Czech Republic in August this year. Athletes and/or their coaches may nominate for trial consideration.

Junior Age Criteria – must be 18 or under as at 31/12/2018

Junior Nominations close 26 February 2018

Please read additional documentation before nominating:

Junior Trial Info 2018

U18 Team

This team is a stepping stone for young athletes who would be nominating for the junior team the following year. The athletes become familiar with the process of 2Km erg testing, on-water trials, team selection and camp and competition, in preparation for junior trials the next year. The selected teams have a mini camp at Lake Karapiro with the North vs South competition the same week as Junior Trials.

U18 Team age criteria – must be 17 or under as at 31/12/2018

U18 Team nominations close 26 February 2018

Please read additional documentation before nominating:

2018 NI vs SI Information Pack

2018 NI Trial information

2018 SI Trial Information

RNZ Website Documents and Nomination forms

If you are an athlete or coach and you want to nominate for consideration for one of our High Performance squads, please Login (see link at top right of page) and then complete the applicable form.

Information bulletins click here: RNZ Policies and Information

Nomination form click here: Nomination forms


Coxswains wishing to nominate for team consideration should fill out the Coxswain/Coach/Manager nomination form and attach a coxing resume and statement of why you should be considered by the selectors.

Nominations close:

For U21 Team – 23 April 2018

For Junior or U18 Team – 26 February 2018