What is a Rowing High Performance Centre?
The Auckland Rowing Performance Centre is part of the Rowing New Zealand High Performance Program. The main goal of the Auckland RPC is to select and develop aspiring young talent to move into the Rowing NZ High Performance Program. These athletes have the intention of representing New Zealand at World Championships and Olympic Games. Rowing New Zealand has four RPC’s in New Zealand; Auckland, Central, Southern and Waikato.
High Performance Centre Objectives
The key objectives for these centres are as follows:
- To develop pre-elite talent – the athletes expected to represent NZ during the next Olympic cycle and beyond
- To provide a 12 month, year on year individual athlete development program
- To provide a clear high performance pathway for aspiring Rowers and Coaches
- To assist local associations within the RPC catchment area with regional development of coaches and athletes
- To link tertiary institutions into the sport of rowing to enable facilitation of education/career pathways AND to enable proactive monitoring/support of key athletes within institutions.
Rowing Clubs within the Auckland RPC Region
The Auckland RPC catchment area is comprised of the clubs in the Auckland and East Coast Rowing Associations:
Auckland Rowing Club, Auckland Grammar Rowing Club, Counties Manukau Rowing Club, Hawkes Bay Rowing Club, Gisborne Rowing Club, Kings College Rowing Club, Mercer Rowing Club, North Shore Rowing Club, St George’s Rowing Club, St Kentigern College Rowing Club, Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club, Waitemata Rowing Club, West End Rowing Club, Wentworth Rowing Club, Whangarei Rowing Club