New skiff for Porirua Rowing Club
6 September 2012
New skiff for Porirua Rowing
The New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) has
granted $5000 to the Porirua Rowing Club. The grant, coupled
with club fundraising, has enabled the purchase of a new
double scull rowing skiff for the club.
Racing’ boat will be used to train the women’s crews for
the upcoming 2012/2013 season. The boat offers another
option at training and regattas and will ultimately help the
club’s women’s crews compete at the top level.
Flett, Porirua Rowing Club Secretary, says that the new boat
will be very beneficial.
“With an expected increase in
membership again this year on the back of our ‘learn to
row’ classes, and the success of the New Zealand team in
London, we think this new women’s double skiff will get a
lot of use,” says Mr Flett.
The rowing season starts in
October, and the club is holding learn to row classes for
the next three weeks on Wednesdays and Sundays [editor’s
note: up to and including 23 September 2012] to encourage
new members to join up.
Some of the women who will train
in the new boat are a top crew which received line honours
at the recent motorway marathon held on Wellington harbour.
Paul Elenio, NZCT Regional Advisory Committee Chairman,
says the trust was pleased to help.
”NZCT is one of the
largest funders of amateur sport in New Zealand,” says Mr
Elenio. “Last year alone NZCT distributed $38.5m in
grants to sports and community groups throughout the
country. We are proud of the positive contribution we make
to organisations like the Porirua Rowing Club.
only achieve this thanks to the hard work of our local venue
operators who operate safe, controlled gaming environments,
where responsible and legitimate gambling takes place,” he
“Rowing is not a sport for the faint hearted
and we appreciate how much work the rowers and their coaches
put into the Porirua Rowing Club. We trust the new skiff
will help them achieve their goals for the next season and
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