New College Rowing Skiff Named

March 10, 2014 at 11:38 AM

The College Rowing Club proudly unveiled their new rowing VIII skiff at this weekend’s North Island Secondary School Championships.

After a significant amount of fundraising by parents and friends of the rowing club, a new high performance VIII was ordered last year and delivered in time for the end of season regattas.

Much consideration was given to what to name the new boat, and the Club was delighted when Head Coach Mr Geoff Perry agreed to have the boat named after him.

Mr Perry has been a coach at the club for 12 years, but a passionate rower and coach for many years before that.

The new boat is designed to deliver optimum performance for both boys and girls in our 15-17 year old crews, and has already delivered success with a Silver medal to our U15 Boys at this weekend’s North Island Secondary Schools Championships.

The new boat will next travel with the team to the New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships at Lake Ruataniwha in two weeks’ time and we look forward to achieving more success in it at that regatta.

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