Rowing Club

Rowing Club

Norwood International Rowing Club is made up of over 100 students who take part in rowing trainings, regattas, and camps throughout the school year. The NIHS Rowing Club brings together a large community of current students, staff, parents, and supporters along with old scholars and professional coaches. Norwood International Rowing Club competes in regattas across South Australia throughout term 4 and 1 of each season. Over Term 2 and 3 students can participate in a range of winter/off season and preseason training to maintain and build their fitness and rowing ability.

As a member of the Rowing Club, you will experience rowing across the school boathouses at the Torrens River and West Lakes, while training camps take place across South Australia including the Port River, Murray Bridge, Walkers Flat, Mannum and the riverland. Students will have access to the High-Performance Rowing Center at set training times for strength and conditioning training. Senior Rowers have access to offsite gym facilities and personal trainers through our partnership with Train 2 Max. Rowers may also have the opportunity to take part in interstate regattas including Head of the Yarra, Melbourne Head and the Australian Rowing Championships. In the lead up to 2025 we are continuing our planning for the ANZAC Rowing Regatta in Malta where Year 11/12 student will represent Australia.

Benefits of Rowing

As students develop and evolve within the Norwood International Rowing Club they actively engage and improve their ability to be organised, work within a team environment, become a leader and be part of a likeminded community. It provides an environment to successful develop their aptitude for rowing in a social or high-performance pathway. Participation in the Rowing Club allows for students to develop an understanding of areas including technology in sport, training principles, skill acquisition, group dynamics, nutrition, and performance analysis.


“Our Child has really excelled this year, with the rowing program being an important part of this. The sense of community that is created, as well as working with like-minded people has really helped his sense of belonging and want to do the best he can. We really appreciate all that you do and the fabulous opportunity you are providing to students.”
– Year 7 Parent

“Over the last 5 years I have been able to take my learning experiences beyond the classroom. Actively creating closer bonds, friendships, and experiences with new people. The special interest rowing program allows for a steep improvement in physical fitness and health, driven by friendly competition and a mindset for personal growth. Rowing is a journey, and we hope that you will come and be apart the experience at Norwood International High School.”
– Seb Cole, 2022 Captain of Boats

Norwood International High School

We are a vibrant, progressive learning community with 1700 students from diverse cultural backgrounds, located in the foothills of eastern Adelaide.