SUNSHINE COAST INDOOR ROWING CLUB Editor: Yvonne Duffy Email: [email protected]
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JAZIEL TURPIN who so
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generously gave up an holidays to update the Indoor Rowing Club website.
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AUSTRALIAN INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS WINNERS ARE GRINNERS GORDON O’NEILL RYAN WATSON
ANGELA BROWN, WENDY COGHILL, BEV LAUNDRY (YEPOON) SUE McCORMICK (BRISBANE)
PETER SHEEAN (ADELAIDE) GARY PRIOR (AGNES WATER)
AUSTRALIAN INDOOR ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 14th November The venue was URBAN ROWING in the Brisbane suburb of West End and the hosts were Wade Ruffin and his family. THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS to the Ruffins for organising an excellent day of rowing. CONGRATULATIONS to all the Sunshine Coast Indoor Rowing Club members, who competed. Gordon O’Neill is 85 years of age and he put in a top effort to break the Australian record. His time of 9:21.6 for 2000 m is awesome. Fourteen year old Ryan Watson of Kawana Waters State College had a brilliant day of rowing, winning 2 Gold medals and a Bronze and meeting so many kids and adults from various parts of Australia. Angela Brown smashed her PB for 500 m. Her new time is 1:47. Unfortunately she missed her actual race, as she was doing a radio interview on the Sunshine Coast about the Come and Try Day for the Maroochy Sea Serpents Dragon Boat and the Sunshine Coast Dragons Abreast Clubs. That will be held on Saturday, 21st November at the Maroochy River Resort. Thanks to Wade for allowing Ange to do a Time Trial. She was really pushed along with having Haico and Lindsay rowing on either side of her. Ange made sure she won the Gold medal in the 1000 m event. Sue McCormick from Brisbane won 3 Gold medals in excellent times. Bev Laundry from Yeppoon won 3 Silver medals and was also very pleased with her times. Another Indoor Rowing Club member, Peter Sheean from Adelaide, also won 3 Silver medals. Lindsay Hay from Sydney was actually beaten in the 2000 m event by Montreal Olympic rower, Ian Luxford but won Gold in the 1000 and 500 m events. Lindsay is an absolute legend of the sport of Indoor Rowing. Gary Prior from Agnes Water had a very successful day winning 3 Gold medals. Ian Gibson from the Pioneer Fitness Centre in Wollongong shared lots of his expertise with other competitors and rowed very well in the 500 m, winning a Gold medal. Graham Sayer came up from the Gold Coast and also won a Gold medal in his 500 m event. Haico Aaldering from Redcliffe had an amazing race in the 1000 m event. He and David Williams rowed exactly the same time of 3.03.1. Haico also won a silver medal in the 2000m I survived my 3 events and won Gold medals. The aim was just to complete the challenging 2000 m event. As usual I was exhausted from trying to fit too many things into my busy life. The relay event was lots of fun and some of our members won medals. Wendy Coghill
President Sunshine Coast Indoor Rowing Club
29TH NOVEMBER training @ 3.30pm followed by the XMAS party/dinner @ 5.30pm in the Alex Surf Club. Please contact Wendy or myself (Yvonne 0408880733 or email [email protected]
) to let us know of your attendance. R.S.V.P by Monday 23rd November. No training in December
PADDLING, ROWING and SOCIALISING PARTY at Wendy and Derek’s place Sunday, 10th January at 2 pm. 53 Boolagi Drive, Wurtulla 5493 1328 please bring something for afternoon tea/ drinks. There will be lots of kayaks, singles and doubles, competition and social, surf skis, surf lifesaving boards and stand up paddle board/ s there.
Message from the president The 2016 QLD Indoor Rowing Championships will be held at Kawana Waters State College the weekend of the 14th and 15th May. The following weekend is the Relay for Life only about 50 metres from the venue. June dates are too close to exams and holidays for the College and QLD schools. The last weekend in May is too close to the Dragon Boat Club trip to China. Quite a number of paddlers are also in the Indoor Rowing Club. This date will not suit everybody. That is impossible with the sport of Indoor Rowing attracting competitors from so many different sports. It does not even suit our family, as Derek will be refereeing at a Masters Swim Meet in Noosa on the Saturday. The 8th May is Mother’s Day.
Term 3 would be impossible, as every Saturday there will be a huge rowing regatta at Lake Kawana and the parking scene will be crazy.
PROPOSED PROGRAM for the QLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Saturday 2000m, 4 minute and the mixed doubles Sunday 1000 m, 300 m, 500 m and Mixed Relay, including the Schools’ Mixed Relay By having 3 individual events and the Schools’ Relay on the Sunday, this means, that those schools, that have Saturday sport, can still enter teams in the Championships. Some students might prefer to do 2 of their 3 events for points for their school team on the Saturday. Of course some students and adults might want to do the 7 events. Please let Wendy know, if you have any concerns about this proposal. There will again be a rowing machine for the best school team. Past winners were Kawana Waters State College in 2014 and St. Paul’s School at Bald Hills in 2015.
2016 AUSTRALASIAN POLICE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES GAMES 8TH – 15TH October 2016
Sunshine Coast Sports Stadium, Sportsman Drive, Bokarina, a majority of other venues will be used located within the boundaries of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council area. Background The first Police & Emergency Services Games was in 1984 at Melbourne, this event was only known as the Australian Police Games. In 1985 New Zealand made application to participate and subsequently the Australia & New Zealand Police Games Federation (ANZPGF) was formed. The Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games is a multi-sport event open to serving and retired personnel from all police and emergency service agencies throughout Australasia. The ANZPGF is the Governing Body that awards the Hosting Rights for the conduct of the Games every 2 years. In 2014, the games were held in Melbourne, attracting 3,200 athletes involved in 52 sports, approximately 15 venues were used. The Queensland Police Sporting Association with the support of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council put in a bid and subsequently won the rights to host the games on the Sunshine Coast for 2016. The last time Queensland hosted the games was in 2001 on the Gold Coast. The event will: 1. Raise the profile on healthy choices and organisational welfare within Emergency Services. 2. Showcase the destination of the naturally refreshing Sunshine Coast to visiting emergency service workers from around Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific and South East Asia. 3. Engage and embrace community spirit of the Sunshine Coast 4. Raise the profile of the emergency services throughout Australasia. 5. Raise awareness of local / recognized not for profit organisations & charities. 6. Support the Commercial focus of the games with marketing opportunities / demonstrations and providing reciprocated branding to those organisations that support this event and the Emergency Services in general. Event Description The 2016 Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games is an event held over 7 days with 45 - 55 proposed sports. This event will attract upwards of 3500 registered participants from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. It is estimated to also bring nearly 7,500 supporters, officials and volunteers to the area. Some of the sports that will be contested include the following: AFL, Badminton, Cricket, Cycling, Dragon Boats, Golf, Hockey, Indoor Rowing, Lawn Bowls, Martial Arts, Oz Tag, Shooting, Surf Life Saving, Swimming, Tennis, Touch Football, Track & Field, Triathlon & Volleyball (Beach & Indoor).