Blues Squad Information


This squad is for Year 13 Athletes and Club Athletes

The Auckland RPC Blues Squad is the name given to our RPC trial prep squad. These are athletes who show the potential to be successful at RPC Trials in September and go on to make NZ Teams.

This squad is only for athletes who are in training to trial for the ARPC in 2018

They train under the RPC banner starting between May each year until the RPC Trials in Sept

2018 Blues Squad Information


Nominations close:  Sunday 22nd April 2018

Please used the Blues Squad Nomination Form on this website and Email it to

Muster/Testing Day Sunday 29th April at Waitemata Rowing Club

Start time 7:30am – 12:30pm

*More information will be sent out to those athletes who nominate

For successful athletes the Blues Squad training will commence on Monday 7th May and run through until the RPC Trial Regatta in September


We have two training bases for the Blues Squad

Waitemata RC                      For West Auckland and North Shore based athletes

Auckland RC                         For South, Central, East Auckland based athletes

All Blues athletes train at Hobsonville on Saturday’s

The club and university athletes train approximately 8-12 times per week (closer to the actual RPC Training Volume). The school leavers train between 5 – 8 times per week so they can achieve their school work needs and still prepare for the RPC Trials.

It is certainly possible for School Leavers to train and be successfully selected into the RPC Programme – But you do need to be committed


For Year 13 and Club Athletes

Athletes in this squad are expected to train to a very high standard and performance

Total commitment to training is expected

It is for self-motivated and mature athletes who have made the choice to push for NZ Teams

This is only for athletes who have made a commitment to trial for the ARPC and row for New Zealand