Cancellation: JTC Rowing 21st Celebration (March 22nd)

It is with regret that due to unforeseen circumstances the John XXIII Rowing Club has had to cancel its 21st Celebration on March 22nd. Thank you to those people who had worked hard on planning and organising the March 22nd event and our apologies for this unfortunate outcome.

We are currently reorganising our program for the year to ensure we have an appropriate opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the people and the memories of 21 years of rowing at John XXIII College.

We will provide more information in the near future.


Marc Diffen
JTC Rowing Club


Last weekend ChristChurch hosted the final PSA regatta for the season at Champion Lakes. John XXIII Rowing did well with good results in all of our races, the highlight being the senior quad taking out 1st place in their event. It was great to see everyone having such a great time out on the water. A big thanks to all the coaches for organising everyone and keeping the day running smoothly.

Toby Mace, Captain of Boats

Thank you to all our supporters over the PSA season, it has been so great to see so many parents every week! It's been great for all coaches to watch their crews times improve every week, so it's a credit to our athletes for training so hard. Cannot wait for next season, hope to see you all there!


Bunbury is fast approaching and rowers need to let their coaches know this week whether they can row in the regatta. Parents will need to book accommodation or drive down for the day on 6th April. We look forward to this annual event and have fared very well over the last few years, so it would be great to finish off the season with a great regatta. There will be a pasta night on Saturday the 5th, outside the Mantra in Bunbury, with more details to come. Now the club has three ex-Bunbury Rowing Club coaches, the pressure is on to beat their ex-schools, so we would love to see everyone down to support!


There are still places available for the girls season! We welcome anyone who would like to give it a go. We have a great group of girls rowing, and the season is always a lot of fun. The commitment is big, but the benefits are bigger! You gain fitness, compete in a sport involving teamwork and skill, have fantastic coaches who cater to your talents and you join our close knit rowing family. There's next to no running, the mornings aren't cold because you're getting warm rowing and you see some awesome sunrises on the water. The coaches get you ready for regattas, plus you learn time management for your studies! We have a four week 'no thanks' policy, so if you find that it's too much, you can withdraw, but we find girls and boys get hooked very easily and stay on. Girls who would like to register for this season should download the registration forms and email them to Marie O'Rourke as soon as possible.

Boys will train on Wednesday and Friday mornings through terms two and three with land training continuing on Wednesday afternoons. Due to the reduced training days, fees for the winter season will be $300. Winter rowers will participate in the All Schools' Regattas which will be held on 21 June, 5, 19 and 26 July. These regattas run between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, and rowers will also be expected to assist with boat loading and unloading as rostered. These are pennant regattas run by Rowing WA, thus rowers will need to pay an oar fee of $10 to enter each race. If you have any queries about the pennant system, please contact Dean Steadman to discuss. Those interested may choose to row in pennant regattas beyond the All Schools' competition, culminating in state championships held in mid September. Boys who would like to register should download the registration forms and email them to Marie O'Rourke as soon as possible.


We hope to see you all at Open Day this Saturday the 15th! John XXXIII Rowing Club will have a display and hope to see all your friendly faces down there to support the club!