The Performance Pathway

Baby Blues

Baby Blues is a weekend development camp for any U16 athletes (second year rowers/year 10) interested in extending their rowing over the winter. The camp is designed to encourage development for rowing in Auckland by connecting athletes and coaches, and helping these athletes and coaches further develop their understand of rowing. Athletes experience rowing with Auckland representative athletes, be taken through a high performance rowing workshop during the lunch break and receive screening with an individual feedback report from an AUT Millennium Athlete Development specialist.

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Light Blues

Light Blues is a series of development camps for U17 athletes (year 12 rowers) held over multiple weekends during the winter. These camps are the first step on the development pathway for talented young rowers. A development opportunity for both athletes and coaches, these camps connect people from all over Auckland, encouraging everyone to share and grow their rowing knowledge.

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Blues Squad

Blues Squad is the name given to our Auckland RPC trial prep squad. This squad is for Year 13 athletes or older. These are athletes who show the potential to be successful at RPC trials in September and who are likely to go on and make NZ Teams. This squad is for self-motivated and mature athletes who make the commitment to trial for the ARPC. The Blues Squad trains under the RPC banner starting in May until RPC trials in September. Athletes in this squad are expected to train to a very high standard – it is a big commitment, but you are surrounded by athletes who are as hardworking and dedicated as you are, so the rewards are huge.

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Auckland Rowing Performance Centre

Auckland Rowing Performance Centre is one of four RPC’s around the country, which make up the Rowing New Zealand High Performance Program. The main goal of the ARPC is to select and develop aspiring young talent who wish to join the New Zealand program and keep us at the forefront of world rowing at Junior, U21, U23, and Elite levels. Trialling and being selected into the Auckland RPC is the first step for athletes who have the skills, drive, and desire to race against the world’s best and win.

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Rowing New Zealand Athlete Pathway

Rowing New Zealand High Performance programme is focused solely on the identification, selection, training and delivery of athletes to international competition. The core international competitions that are import to the High Performance programme are the Olympic Games and Senior World Championships. Rowing NZ also selects developing athletes to compete in the U23 World Rowing Championships and the Junior World Rowing Championships each year and may also select athletes to compete in competitions that are held predominantly in Australia, Europe and North America (which may or may not be age dependent).