THREE rowing crews from The Armidale School have kick-started their 2014 campaign at the Gold Coast, where they will be refining their skills with some of the best schoolboy rowers in the country.
For the second year, the Armidale boys are the special guests of The Southport School, which has invited TAS to join its annual open camp on the Nerang River adjacent to the school.
Rowing is a strong sport at The Southport School, with the First VIII most recently winning the Head of the Clarence regatta at Grafton last month, beating crews from Queensland and NSW.
TAS rowing coach Will Caldwell said the purpose of the training camp was to provide boys with solid preparation for the approaching season.
“The camp will give the boys the opportunity to both make significant improvements in their technique and general fitness, but it also a great environment for team bonding,” he said.
“It’s a great honour to be included in this camp.”