Light Blues Programme

Key Dates –

Camp 1 – Sunday 16th June 2024, 7am – 1pm at North Shore Rowing Club (Rame Road premesis)

Camp 2 – Sunday 23rd June 2024, 7am – 1pm at Auckland Rowing Club

Camp 3 – Sunday 7th July 2023, 8am – 2pm at Mercer Rowing Club

Camp 4 – Sunday 21st July 2023, 7am – 1pm at Auckland Rowing Club

We understand that you may have winter sport commitments and extra-circular activities which we support you doing, so we will work with selected athletes to make the programme as accommodating as possible.

The Light Blues Programme (Year 12 Blues) is a development programme for rowers and coxswains in Year 12 of school in the Auckland region. Those involved in the programme will attend foour development camps hosted at rowing clubs around Auckland, where they will be able to build upon their skills, take away new learnings and meet and form friendships with rowers from other schools.

This programme will also provide; introductory strength and conditioning sessions where those involved will learn basic fundamental skills that will be useful as they progress in their rowing journey, coxswain development, as well as insight and tools on how to navigate life as a high performance athlete.

This programme will operate like a “rep-team”, so we are looking for athletes who are looking to progress their development and have future aspirations of making Auckland regional or New Zealand representative teams.

Another purpose of this programme is to select an Under-20 Interprovincial Squad to represent the Auckland region at the Interprovincial Championships in late September 2024.

TheĀ maximum cost for this programme will be $200, pending funding from Rowing NZ and other sources – the aim is to make the athlete cost as low as possible. This contributes towards coaching, plant use, strength & conditioning and gear.

Further information will be provided upon selection into the Light Blues programme.

You will find the athlete nomination form on the right-hand side of this page.

Light Blues Programme Nominations

Athlete Nominations are now closed.