Junior Rowing

Junior North Esk Rowing Club Members are those under 18 years of age. 

North Esk Rowing Club has a long history of supporting and assiting State Govt Schools (public) and students with the oppertunity to train and represent their schools; with North Esk providing coaches, equipment and on going support.

Currently North Esk, Junior Club members represent: Queechy High School, Riverside Highschool, Launceston College and Newstead College. 

North Esk also run a winter training program for those rowing with schools and wishing to continue training through winter. This program is open to all students, from all schools whether they be public or private schools. 

Jnr para-rowers are also welcome at North Esk Rowing Club. 

Many of our Junior rowers have gone on to represent Tasmania (and other states) and Australia. Whilst others have continued within the sport as: coaches -at school & clubs (including North Esk) club levels. Whilst others can now be found both Interstate and Overseas.  

Rowing is a great sport for developing and fostering the ability to, become and work as part of a team. A skill highly vaulued through out life and by many employers.

Rowing Clubs are also a fantastic way to meet and form friendships. It is not unusual for life long friendships to have started within rowing crews and clubs. 

If you'd like to row or learn to row at North Esk Rowing Club, please contact:

  • Club Captain , Bob Pennington via email RJP327@bigpond.com 

Interested schools are encouraged to contact :

  • Club Captain , Bob Pennington via email RJP327@bigpond.com
  • or Club Secretary at north.esk@gmail.com

Para-rowers under 18 years of age, please contact 

  • Para-Rowing Coordinator: Rik Bryan0419 532 822

In their own words: 

  • "North Esk has offered great opportunities not only to me but my whole crew with the facilities, equipment and advice given is next level above anything I've been involved in. There's a real sense of pride when you pull on the NERC zootie to race. Kerry Dawkins has really set this in to us younger guys when we race we give our best, for we are representing everyone else who has raced in the uniform and supports us. The support at the club is amazing, it leads us to go further in our rowing and it's shown, from the past Australian representatives at the club, that we can go all the way and it's that knowledge that gives us the drive to keep going ahead".  

(Jack Barrett, U19 Rower),