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SVC Rowing – Expressions of Interest

Is your son a potential future Olympian?

St Virgil’s College will be holding Talent ID Testing for the sport of Rowing on Friday, September 20 during class time at Austins Ferry.

Who should participate in Talent ID Testing?

  • Anyone is welcome!
  • Sign up and test you strength, power and fitness.

What do the tests involve?

  • The testing will involve three strength tests: a leg press; arm pull; and arm push and will also include a fitness test on a stationary bike.
  • We will also measure your height, weight and arm span.

How long does it take?

  • The test takes roughly 15-20 minutes and will be conducted during class time.


The St Virgil’s Rowing Team Needs You!

St Virgil’s College will be holding a Come & Try Day for the sport of Rowing on Wednesday, September 25 at the New Town Bay Rowing Centre from 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

All boys that register will be transported to the Rowing Centre from Austins Ferry by bus at the conclusion of lunch. Parents are to collect the boys from the Rowing Centre.

Who should try rowing?

  • Any one! The sport welcomes all students, whatever their weight, height, or athletic ability.
  • No prior experience is required.
  • The ideal rower is someone who enjoys being fit and active and is strong.

Why should you try rowing?

  • Rowing gets you fit, it builds muscle, it develops character and discipline and helps you make lifelong friendships.
  • Rowing is a summer sport and is a perfect complement to sports like football.
  • It will develop your strength, fitness, coordination and help improve your performance in other sports.

You are interested in rowing but don’t not want to do the early mornings?

  • Rowing only requires 1-2 early mornings a week, depending on the age group.
  • A large portion of the training in conducted in the gym in the afternoons or during weekends.
  • Not being able to attend morning sessions before school should not stop you from trying the sport.
  • Attendance of morning sessions can be negotiated with the Director of Rowing, Oliver Wilson-Haffenden.


Come along and give Rowing a go!

To express your interest in either the Talent ID Testing or the Come & Try Day, please click here and complete the Google form.

Any specific questions regarding the SVC Rowing Programme should be directed to the Director of Rowing, Oliver Wilson-Haffenden at .