President's May Newsletter

15 May

Hi Everyone

The last week has certainly seen the cold begin. The feet were very cold putting boats in the water on Sunday and I can only imagine how cold the Novice girls who managed to tip out of a quad were. 

On May the 4th we held our annual Prize Giving in the Waters Edge lounge. Congratulations to the prize winners. It was great to see so many families coming along to celebrate our successes over the past year and also for us to wish our representative athletes well on their upcoming trips. Jimmy and Luke to Australia for U21 Champs, James to Germany for Universities Champs and Jordan on a whirlwind tour through Europe for three months culminating in the Olympics in Paris.

Trophy Winners 2023-24

Kiddie Cup - Coxswain of the Year - Imogen Munns

James Heke Memorial Cup - Most success/points in Regattas - Sarah Laban Ten-dam

W Doige Cup - Most outstanding contribution by Masters Rower - David Derecourt

Lipinski Cup - Most outstanding Senior Rower - James Hollard

Piddock Cup - Most improved oarsman -  First Year - Hunter Waites

NZ Juniors Cup - Most improved oarswoman -  First Year - Paige van Dijk

Club Captains Trophy - Best all-round Contribution - Helen Rothery

Roarers Mug - Top Roarer - Karlina Steiner

J C Green Cup - Most promising School Rower (Female) - Amy Everitt

Butler Cup - Most promising School Rower (Male) – Patrick Nelis

Winstone Trophy - Shows Club Spirit and Example - James Scott

KD Page Memorial - Most improved Club Oarsperson - Xavier Jarvis

Oar 1 - Outstanding Club Male Novice - Christian Tipi

Oar 2 - Outstanding Club Female Novice - Kaia Burney

NDL Trophy - Exemplary contribution to Club -  Richard van Dijk

Harris Cup - Most Outstanding Club Oarsperson of the Year - James Hollard

Haua Cup - Coach of the Year - Simon Aubrey

McEwen Cup - Crew of the Year - Mens Club 4x (James Hollard, Jack McClutchie, Matt Ryder, Peer Czorny)


With this being the end of one season we are very quickly on to the next with Novice training having started on the 5th May, Intermediate rowers on the 18th and Club athletes back from the 1st June.

This year we are trying to use one platform for all the club member management which will be our Sporty website.  All members will need to fill in a membership form from the "Register Today" button on the website at which will enable us to have a clean slate of all members in one place. This also allows us to use the integration with our accounting software.

A huge thank you to all, parents, teachers, coaches and rowers for supporting our wonderful rowing club.  

Richard van Dijk  - Club President 

021 047 2616