Rowing boats in a race, with spectators watching and cheering
Release Date: 
Wednesday, 22 May 2024

The City of Armadale is proud to be sponsoring Rowing WA, as it hosts three marquee events at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre in 2024.

The Rowing WA Championship series celebrates the sport at every level; School, Club, Masters and Elite. With three State Championship regattas catering to distinct demographics, participants have the chance to compete against their peers, and strive for personal bests.

The season kicked off with the Masters State Championship on 28 May 2024. This is the pinnacle event for WA’s vibrant Masters rowing community. The Masters State Championships bring together a wide diversity of athletes, from novices to retired Olympic medallists who still retain their love for the sport and desire to compete. Event highlights included 91-year-old Alan Salisbury winning the Men’s M Grade Single Scull and his son Darryl winning the F Grade Single Scull.

The All Schools State Championships is the next event on the calendar, scheduled for 10 August 2024. The All Schools State Championships will see young athletes representing their respective schools and clubs in this championship meet.

The State Championships is the premier event for WA’s elite and club athletes, and is scheduled for 14-15 September 2024. The open events will see Olympic champions like Annabelle McIntyre OAM back in club colours inspiring the next generation of rowers. With 2024 being an Olympic year, we may have some freshly minted medallists in our midst. Club rivalries will play out across the course of the two days, with athletes competing across four grades of racing. Expect to see up to six Paris Olympians in action, plus athletes who have represented Australia in International Under 23, Under 21 and Under 19 competitions over the 2024 winter. Will the Swan River Rowing club extend their 28-year winning streak in the Mens Eight?

Mayor Ruth Butterfield said: “We are really excited about our partnership with Rowing WA, as they host three important regattas across the year. Champion Lakes remains a world class destination for sport, and we love to see athletes of all ages come into the City to compete in a sport that provides so much more than just physical activity. We look forward to welcoming all the talented rowers across the season, and are proud to support Rowing WA.”

Rowing WA CEO Daniel Tackenberg said: “These championship events are the pinnacle of our sport in WA. To be able to conduct these regattas at an international-standard venue such as Champion Lakes Regatta Centre is a true privilege. Hence why the collaboration between Rowing WA and City of Armadale for these three events was a perfect synergy.

“The rowing community is obviously extremely active. They will be very interested in the local adventure tourism opportunities available in the Perth Hills, that we will promote through our partnership with City of Armadale.”

For more information, please visit the Rowing WA website or the Perth Hills Armadale Visitors Centre.

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