Ryan Catholic College Townsville
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Rowing

Rowing at Ryan is a Team sport comprising of girls and boys from years 8 to 12.

Seven schools in the Townsville district compete at several regattas during Terms 2 & 3. The Townsville All Schools Rowing Association (TASRA) governs school rowing in the area.

As a sport, rowing provides one of the most comprehensive aerobic fitness workouts and is great for strength development. Rowers develop skills as a team in crewed boats and as individuals in single sculls. Rowing at Ryan is an inclusive sport, catering for all levels of ability.

The Riverway Rowing Club (RRC) is our host club and the rowers train at their facility on Riverway Drive. Townsville Grammar School also trains at Riverway. The five other Townsville school rowing teams are hosted by the Townsville (Tvl) JCU Rowing Club on Riverside Boulevard. All the Townsville school regattas are held at these two facilities.

The Riverway and Tvl JCU Rowing Clubs, are Masters Clubs and they compete at Regattas through out North Queensland. The Ryan Rowing Team has competed with Riverway at various regional regattas (Mackay, Tablelands Regattas). This is a great opportunity for the school rowers to row with very experienced rowers and to develop their skills.

The Riversiders are the Ryan Rowing parents support group, established in 2009 to assist the school with its five year rowing plan. Last year's highlight was the purchase of two new boats (a double and a quad) made available from a grant from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.  

Ryan Rowing have dedicated coaching staff, who fully supervise the safety of all rowers on and off the water. Coaches encourage team work, enjoyment and healthy living as the benefits for school children being involved in rowing at Ryan Catholic College. 


Riversiders

The Riversiders are the Ryan Rowing parents support group, established in 2009 to assist the school with its five year rowing plan. The support provided by the Riversiders over the last three years has included; fund raising, carrying out official duties at Regattas (Boat Race Officials, Time Keepers, etc), organizing and running successful Rowing Camps, just to name a few activities.

Last year saw several goals achieved from fund raising activities. Two second hand single sculls and a full set of new oars were purchased early in the year. One of our major sponsors Diamond Excavators donated two sets of scull stretchers. The major highlight of the year was the purchase of two new boats (a double and a quad) made available from a grant organized by two of the Riversiders parents, from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

The Riversiders are organized by a parent committee and all parents are encouraged to become a member. Meetings are held while the rowers are on the water most Sunday mornings. An email will be sent out informing parents when a committee meeting is to occur and all are welcome to attend.

The Riversiders also publish a newsletter the 'Riversiders View'.