(Interim – to be reviewed in January 2017)
The Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) conducts a rowing program in partnership with Rowing Australia and Rowing Tasmania.
Objective: To develop and prepare Tasmanian athletes to compete successfully at an international level.
The TIS rowing program offers scholarships to support the development of Tasmania’s elite rowing athletes and provides the pathway for selection into national teams and Rowing Australia’s National Training Centres.
The program includes access to:
The program also provides support for athletes competing in national and international events.
The TIS also provides a training base for Australian crews preparing for international competitions when required.
To be eligible for a TIS High Performance (HP) Rowing Scholarship, athletes must participate in:
Please note, any athlete that has competed at the 2016 U23/Senior World Championships or Olympic Games will be exempt from the first time trial.
Athletes must rank in the top 3 per cent on prognostic for their age group and category in both 5km time trials to be considered for the first round of 2016/17 TIS HP Rowing Scholarships.
Athletes outside of the top 3 per cent in the times trials may be considered in the second round of TIS HP Rowing Scholarship offers if they can complete a 5km open rate ergometer test that compares favourably to the Australian Rowing Team Benchmarks (hyperlink to document).
To receive a lightweight prognostic, lightweight athletes must be on or under 6 per cent of FISA average weight (Men 74.2Kg, Women 60.4kg). Weigh in will be conducted under FISA competition rules.
In addition, to be considered athletes will be assessed on their capacity to meet the requirements of a high performance rower through their application and personal conduct.
Each athlete must demonstrate a willingness to make the appropriate time and life-style commitments necessary for success at international level.
This includes being prepared to relocate to the relevant Rowing Australia National Training Centre if selected by Rowing Australia.
1 November to 31 October annually.
The TIS values of Excellence, Team Work and Integrity apply across all TIS sports programs.
Values are incredibly important because they underpin culture and strongly influence performance. They let others know what is important to us and are reflected in the way we behave.
Each program individually defines what the TIS values mean and how they play out in the behaviours and attitudes of the coaches, athletes and support team involved in that program.
The image below sets out the Values as they apply to the TIS rowing program.TIS scholarship athletes must demonstrate commitment to the TIS values and behave in accordance with the values as they apply to the program they are part of at all times.
A National Training Centre program conducted by the Tasmanian Institute of Sport in partnership with Rowing Australia and Rowing Tasmania. The National Rowing Centre of Excellence (NRCE) runs the Rowing Australia High Performance plan in a joint venture with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).
NTC Head Rowing Coach
Rowing Performance Coordinator