THE BLUES SQUAD
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 Jamescoote@rowingnz.kiwi
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
WHERE DOES THE BLUES SQUAD TRAIN?
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