Rowing

Director of Rowing

Will Beedham
Phone:  0411 394 451
email:  Contact me

Rowing Co-ordinator

Richard Sexton
Phone:  0408 677 862
email:  Contact me

Coaches

Senior Boys - Co-coaches
Fearnley Szuster    0439 036 343  email   &    Ed Mader     0488 619 888  email

Senior & Intermediate Girls
Phil Blesing                 0428 819 051  email
Dimity Dutch               0478 183 654  email
Brittany Rundle

Intermediate Boys - Co-coaches
James Kieu     0449 950 298 email    &  Will Foster-Hall     0414 144 001  email
Finn Brunning

Junior Coaches
Matthew Brown, Mitchell Johnston, Will Dieperink.

 

Coaches, Rowers, coxswains are all expected to use Team App as the main means of communication.
You must advise your coach via Team App if you are running late or cannot make it to training 

 

Training times

Please check your Team App for details - 

Senior  and Internediate Girls
check TeamApp - PGS Girls Rowing

Senior Boys
check TeamApp
Pulteney Senior Boys 2018/19

Intermediate Boys (Year 9 in 2018)
check TeamApp 
Pulteney 9/10 Squad 2018/19

Learn to Row (year 8 in 2019) & Junior (year 9 in 2019)
check TeamApp
Junior & LtR Rowers 2018/19

 

 

Training times - DURING TERM  
Learn to Row (year 8 in 2019) & Junior (year 9 in 2019)
check TeamApp
Junior & LtR Rowers 2018/19
for updates

Tuesday afternoon:  4:00-6:15pm - PGS Torrens Boatshed - please collect from boatshed at 6:15pm
Thursday afternoon:  4:00-6:15pm - PGS Torrens Boatshed - please collect from boatshed at 6:15pm

Saturday morning: 8:30-11:30am - PGS Torrens Boatshed

PLEASE ADVISE YOUR COACH OR MR SEXTON IF YOU CANNOT MAKE PLANNED TRAINING SESSIONS

 

 

Hot Weather Policy

School Rowing  does not fall under the auspices of either SAAS (boys) or IGSSA (girls) guidelines.  Regattas are controlled by Rowing SA.  The Rowing SA Hot Weather Policy can be viewed here.

HOT WEATHER POLICY – JUNIOR ROWING

If on the day of training The Advertiser prints the forecast to be 36 degrees Celsius or more - training will be CANCELLED.  On days over 30 degrees - we will be making sure the students are hydrated and will provide sunscreen.  Training loads will also be monitored - HATS ARE COMPULSORY.  

The above only relates to our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon rowing training, Saturday training will proceed as it is earlier in the day.  Regatta days are monitored by Rowing SA and usually go ahead as racing occurs early in the day in most cases.

HOT WEATHER POLICY – INTERMEDIATE & SENIOR ROWING

If on the day of training The Advertiser prints the forecast to be 38 degrees Celsius or more - training will be CANCELLED.  On days over 30 degrees - we will be making sure the students are hydrated and will provide sunscreen.  Training loads will also be monitored - HATS ARE COMPULSORY.  

The above only relates to our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon rowing training, Saturday training will proceed as it is earlier in the day.  Regatta days are monitored by Rowing SA and usually go ahead as racing occurs early in the day in most cases.

 

Capsize/ Swamping Procedure

Fortunately rowing boats rarely get swamped or capsize!

In the event of your boat capsizing or being swamped, there is no cause for alarm, remember, your boat will not sink so DON’T PANIC!

Once in the water, a crew should never leave the boat until rescued by another craft or until reaching the shore – NEVER LEAVE THE BOAT!

When a swamping appears certain, the coxswain should steer their crew toward the nearest shore.  If water finally swamps your boat, quietly ease yourself into the water alongside your rigger.

Do not sit in the boat after a swamping, this makes the boat sink lower in the water and may frighten non swimmers, this may also cause major damage to the craft.

Once in the water hold onto the rigger, take orders from the stroke of your crew and by kicking your feet, propel your craft to the shore.

At all times remember that there is no need for panic and, for your own safety – NEVER LEAVE THE BOAT!

 

CALENDAR  2018

2019

 

16 February

West Lakes & Grade Regatta

23 March

Schools’ Head of the River Regatta – West Lakes

23 March

Head of the River Dinner – all to attend

 

Regatta Schedule

The Rowing SA Regatta Schedule for 2018-19 can be viewed here

 

REGATTA ENTRIES - School Premiership Series #2
Saturday 23 February 2019, West Lakes

REPORT TIME IS AS ADVISED BY YOUR COACH(ES)  

2019 South Australian State Championships - 2/3/2019
SATURDAY 2 March  
Event Time Athletes
U19W4+ 8:20am Charlotte Casey,Maddi Woolley,Rebecca Monck,Abby McDougall,Natasha Perrott(c)
SG Yr 10 4x+ 8:30am Jenny Tang,Tiarn Verhulst,Olivia Young,Lili Keene,Amelia Nikoloff(c)
U17M2x 8:45am Alex Candy,Bill Darker
U17M2x 8:45am Daniel Hassan,Benjamin Woolley
U17M2x 8:50am Matthew Button,Gabriel Luksich
U19M2x 9:35am James Mellor,Sam Button
U19M2x 9:40am Akash Thomas,Liam Denton
U19W4+ 10:30am Final - first four from each heat
SG Yr 10 4x+ 11:25am Final - first two from each heat
SG 4+ 12:35pm Charlotte Casey,Maddi Woolley,Rebecca Monck,Abby McDougall,Natasha Perrott(c)
SB 8+ 12:50pm Angus Brown,Luka Kilgariff-Johnson,Tom O'Dea,Sam Button,William Rooke,Jesse Coombs,James Mellor,Oliver Wilson,Lexi Tubb(c)
SB 4x+ 1:40pm Angus Brown,Sam Button,Jesse Coombs,James Mellor,Akash Thomas(c)
U17M2x 1:50pm Final - first four from each heat
U19M2x 2:55pm Final - first four from each heat
SG 4+ 3:45pm Final - first two from each heat
SB 8+ 3:50pm Final - first four from each heat
     
SUNDAY 3 March  
SB Yr 10 4x+ 8:55am Hugo Howell-Meurs,Daniel Hassan,Benjamin Woolley,Marlow Redpath, Coxswain
SB Yr 10 4x+ 9:00am Matthew Button,Bill Darker,Alex Candy,Gabriel Luksich,Will O'Dea(c)
SB Yr 10 4x+ 9:00am Cooper Hillen,Lachlan Wise,Alex Nikoloff,Ezra Chappell,Tom Hillock(c)
U17W2x 9:10am Tiarn Verhulst,Olivia Young
U17M1x 9:45am Bill Darker
U17M1x 9:50am Alex Nikoloff
U17M1x 9:55am Gabriel Luksich
U17M1x 9:55am Alex Candy
U17M1x 10:00am Matthew Button
U17M1x 10:00am Cooper Hillen
U21M1x 10:10am Sam Button
SB Yr 10 4x+ 11:20am Final - first four from each heat
U19M4x 12:55pm Sam Button,William Rooke,Jesse Coombs,James Mellor
U17M1x 1:30pm Final - first two from each heat
U19M8+ 2:45pm Angus Brown,Luka Kilgariff-Johnson,Tom O'Dea,Sam Button,William Rooke,Jesse Coombs,James Mellor,Oliver Wilson,Lexi Tubb(c)

 

Information Booklets

Click here for a copy of the Rower and Parent Handbook - January 2019 which was distributed by Director Beedham on Wednesday 30 January.  Please direct any queries or comments to Mr Beedham.

Core Strength & Stability: - An integral part of the program across all squads this regime is designed to prevent injury to rowers by promoting mobility, stability and trunk conditioning.  All rowers and coaches have received instruction in execution of these excercises, this circuit should form part of every training session. 

      Guiding Document
      Ben Haines Circuit - Level 1
      Ben Haines Circuit - Level 2

 

 

Bill Dankbaar
Long before the term became commonplace, Bill Dankbaar was a true legend.  

Bill was a mountain of a man, a gifted athlete and musician who learned his rowing at Pulteney, and indeed, modelled his own coaching style on that of his his School coach, John Marshall.  Bill attended Pulteney in the late 1960's winning the 1st VIII race in 1969, going on to dominate the sport at club level with Torrens RC.  The legend of the man possibly began in the late 60's when, as a 17 year old schoolboy, he was selected to row in the 4 seat of the State mens heavyweight eight competing in Ballarat.

Aside from dozens of State Championships, in 1976 Bill earned national selection rowing in a pair, a four and the eight, reaching the Moscow Olympics in 1980.  Through the 1970's, Bill was regarded by many as the best rower in Australia, through the 1980's he became widely regarded as a coach at National, State and School level taking Unley High School to Head of the River victory in 1987 and 1988.

Bill was a proud Pulteney Old Scholar and attended many OS functions.  In 2014, the Pulteney Boat Club purchased and named a double scull in his memory and we were delighted to have Bill's wife Lesley as guest of honour.  The boat was christened by Lesley with Bill's brother Roly and long time team mate Mike Nielsen also present.  Mike and his son Matthew completed a 'row past' after the ceremony.

Bill Dankbaar tributes (click here)

 

Nicholas Ruygrok Vale
Nic Ruygrok was Captain of Rowing and Vice Captain of School in 2007.  On Wednesday 9 December, 2015 he was killed after being struck by a car while cycling with a group of riders from the Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club in Maroubra.

Nic was 25 years of age and was engaged to be married in 2016.

In memory of Nic and to honour the contribution of Mike, Jackie and Madison, the Boat Club introduced The Ruygrok Award for the best 2000m ergo score in the club by a male and female athlete.  Innaugural 2017 winners were Nour Mol and Sam Hore.

Read reports

 

Useful Location Maps 

Torrens Boatshed 
Situated on the southern banks of the Torrens River, west of the Montefiore Road bridge, access is off Festival Drive. 

West Lakes Boatshed 100 Military Road, West Lakes Shore
The Pulteney shed faces Military Road, car parking is along Military Rd and in car parks on the western side of the road.  Note that parking is difficult on regatta days or peak training times

Murray Bridge Regatta 
The Pulteney Boat Club attends the Murray Bridge regatta every year.  The clubhouse is adjacent the Sturt Reserve, close to the famed Bunyip!

Port Adelaide Rowing Club
The oldest Rowing Club in South Australia, crews will often train on the Port River in preference to West Lakes or the Murray.  Regattas are held on the River at times.

Ankara Youth Camp
This is the current venue for our October and January Rowing camps, Ankara is a well equipped campsite with male and female amenities, recreation hall and dining room/ kitchen.  The campsite is at 5038 Angas Valley Road, Walker Flat.
For a location map, click here! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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