Rowing is a challenging and rewarding sport which encourages students to be organised, improve their fitness and work within a team environment.
Girls are introduced to rowing in Year 7 during Physical Education classes and may continue with a ‘Learn to Row’ program in Year 8.
From Year 8, girls may join Korowa’s rowing squad. Our crews compete in Saturday regattas throughout the year and the State
and National Rowing Championships. The squad also attends a summer rowing camp.
Our squad is highly competitive and disciplined, with expert coaching from coaches including Olympic athletes and Korovians. Korowa’s rowing crews consistently rank in the Top 10 state-wide and nationally.
Our crews compete in a series of Rowing Victoria regattas culminating in the grand final of rowing, the Head of Schoolgirls Regatta (HOSG). Held in mid-March, HOSG is the largest single gender regatta in the southern hemisphere and 6,000+ spectators attend this exciting event. Our Senior crews, upon qualification, also compete in the Australian Championships.
Rowing at Korowa began in the 1990s and has grown every year both in the number of students and the size of our boat fleet.
Friends of Rowing Korowa rowers are supported by the Friends of Rowing parent group.
In addition to cheering girls on at regattas, the Friends of Rowing meet monthly, host BBQs for the squad and assist at fundraising events. Joining the Friends of Rowing is a great way to get involved in the community and support your daughter’s experience of rowing at Korowa.
Rowing encourages students to be organised, improve their fitness and to socialise and bond together in a squad environment.
Friends of Rowing
Friends of Rowing (FOR) is the parent body which supports the program in a myriad of ways, but their primary function is fundraising. They raise money from sponsorships and donations but also from fundraising events such as Mums and Dads (MAD) Rowing, a Rowathon, social events, selling merchandise and so on.
With these funds Korowa purchases boats, oars, rowing machines, cox boxes and other equipment. Our presentation evening is held after HOSG and this much anticipated event is a celebration of the girls and their coaches achievements during the season.