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Otumoetai College Rowing Club Open Day

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TOP SPORT: Otumoetai College Rowing Club's Kieran Ngatai and Callum Mowat. PHOTO:SUPPLIED
TOP SPORT: Otumoetai College Rowing Club's Kieran Ngatai and Callum Mowat. PHOTO:SUPPLIED

Otumoetai College Rowing is holding an open day next Sunday.

It is an ideal opportunity to try out one of the most popular sports in New Zealand fresh from the Rio Olympics' success.

"We row under the Bay Coast Rowing Club banner based on the beautiful Wairoa River.

"Regattas are held at Blue Lakes and the world-class facility at Lake Karapiro," club president Carolyn Crawford said.

"Have a row on the river, learn the lingo, have a go on the ergs. We will feed you with a free sausage sizzle and parents are, of course, welcome to come and have coffee and cake, meet other parents and have a go in the coach's boat to see what the rowers do.

"If this sounds like you, come and join the Otumoetai College rowing team. We welcome all years, including year 8 students who will be attending Otumoetai College next year."

Any student who joined the Otumoetai College Rowing Club would also join the Bay Coast Rowing Club with rowers from Bethlehem and Katikati Colleges.

All athletes row for the Bay Coast Club during the club season from September through to the end of January and for Otumoetai College from February to the end of March.

Trainings were held after school rather than early mornings.

Bay Coast Rowing club were also looking for rowers who had left school or used to row.

Information: www.baycoastrowing.co.nz, Facebook Rowing at Otumoetai or phone Carolyn on 021 919474.

The details
What: Otumoetai College Rowing Open Day
When: Sunday September 11, 10.30am-12.30pm
Where: BOP Coast Rowing Club, 369 Wairoa Road (turn left at end of road down the gravel drive to the river)

- Bay of Plenty Times

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