Rowing - Sport Activities - Sport - Tauranga Girls' College


Miss Rosie Potter is the teacher in charge of Rowing. She can be found in DRA1 or the Performing Arts Office.


Rowing is a summer sport and the season runs from September to April (Term 3 through to the end of Term 1 the following year). Training gradually increases to 5 mornings a week at the peak of the season. Training begins at 5.45am.


Students train at the Tauranga Rowing Club down at Memorial Park. Regattas mostly take place at Lake Karapiro  near Cambridge. Some regattas happen in Rotorua or Auckland. Every second year we travel to Twizel in the South Island.


Students of all year levels are accepted, however, joining in Year 13 is not possible as students will leave school before the season is finished.

Students from Year 7/8 are often recruited to be coxswains


Fees depend on whether the squad is travelling to the South Island for national competitions. A ‘North Island’ year will be approximately $2000-2500. A ‘South Island’ year is approximately $3000-3500. There are opportunities to fundraise towards this amount and payments can be made in agreed instalments.


Duncan bydeLey coaches the senior rowers

Andrew Ede and Caitlyn Wardell coach the junior rowers

Support coaches are ex-students Maxie Robb and Huia Ackerman


You are required to make your own way to training each morning.

Van transport is organised for each regatta, driven by parent support.

2018 Calendar:

2-4 March North Island Secondary School Championships (Karapiro)

19-25 March National Secondary School Championships (Twizel)

Mid August Give-it-a-go days (will be advertised in the school notices)

Mid September Bonding camp

End of September Training begins

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