Our vision is ambitious: to once again be Australia’s leading source for elite rowing athletes in international competition, while providing a positive and supportive environment where athletes can achieve their maximum potential.
Whilst ambitious, this vision is consistent with our rich history.
Since its original founding in 1925, and subsequent to its merger with University of Technology, Sydney, the UTS Haberfield Rowing Club has been one of Australia's premier rowing clubs, winning numerous state, national and international titles.
Between 1992 and 2008, under the coaching of Tim McLaren and Ellen Randell, the Club produced 37 Olympians, including 16 Olympic medallists. It was the powerhouse of Australian rowing.
Reinvesting in UTS Rowing
To support our ambitious goals the University, together with Activate UTS, recognised the continued importance and value of this Club and the potential that could be revived given the right combination of facilities, coaches and athletes.
Importantly, the University, ActivateUTS and the Club have jointly agreed to the strategic vision for the Club - over the next 15 years.
As such, they have reinvested significantly in the sport of rowing and the Club - as evidenced by their decision to invest a further $8.5 million in the building of a new home for UTS Haberfield Rowing Club - completed in April 2014.
As one of Australia's High Performance Clubs and modern rowing facility we are the ideal base to provide a world-class program to produce Australia’s next generation of international and Olympic rowers.
Situated on the beautiful Iron Cove with Sydney’s best natural 2km course at its back door, the new Club includes a full modern fleet of boats, gym and indoor rowing space. for 50 boats, a purpose designed layout, and innovative racking system.
That said, we understand that a state-of-the-art rowing facility can only get us part of the way.
We know that at this significant and exciting time in our re-emergence, in order to achieve our goals, we need to continue to: invest in our world-class coaches, maintain the best possible boats and equipment, and attract and retain top level athletes.
We need your support, today
To achieve our vision, we need to harness the collective support of our former athletes, UTS alumni, UTS staff and students, and our Club members and Friends, and the wider rowing community.
We invite you to get on board and support UTS Rowing.