Rowing News

To those of you who missed it, last Saturday was the first IGSSA regatta of the girl's rowing season. Beautiful weather brought out the best competition. It was the Perth College regatta and lots of friends and family came out to cheer us on and support the rowers. John XXIII College had an amazing start to the season. Unfortunately, the Senior girls had a rough morning finishing at the back of the field. However, we were able to turn things around and place in some races as the day went on.

The Year 9 quad were just pipped at the post by the St Hildas crew, coming in second place, by just .30 of a second. Emerson Haddleton and Nuala Boog powered home in their Year 9 sculls, claiming triumphant firsts in both A and B divisions. Other impressive results were the Year 10 girls, Claire Knight and Rosheen Richards, both placing third in their single sculls.

As captain, I was very proud to see my peers compete with such gusto and to achieve so highly at the start of the season. I am very excited for this season and I know that we can only get better.

Carla Hyde
Captain of Boats

In other news, The John XXIII Rowing Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 16th June 2014. We are in need of new committee members to continue our success in moving our club forward! We are looking for people to fill the to the roles of President, Secretary, Treasurer and Registrar, in addition to several committee members who are willing to assist with coordinating our two regattas and boat fundraising activities. We are also excited to have a new role of 'History Curator', to help us bring together the history and community of John XXIII Rowing over the past 21 years. As with all volunteer committees, many hands make light work and a willingness to help is the only criteria for being a committee member.

If you wish to nominate for either a position or just to assist on the committee please send an email to our secretary Sue Hyde ( and attend the AGM on 16th June 2014 at the Circle of Friends Café at JTC. If you have any questions please feel free to contact either myself or Sue. It is a great club and we look forward to your involvement in continuing its role in our school community.

We had our boys begin training on Thursday 14th May, a reminder that boys training is on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAYS only! Girls continue their training next week ahead of their second IGSSA regatta at Canning Bridge on Saturday 24th May. It would great to see more JTC mums and dads, grandparents and spectators down at the regatta to make more of a presence, so make a day of it! We look forward to seeing you there!