Schools Pathway Program

Rowing Australia, Rowing Tasmania and the Tasmanian Institute of Sport have formed a partnership to identify, develop and support athletes who have the potential and capabilities to progress into the National Training Centres (NTC).



The Schools Pathway Program is a Rowing Australia initiative for the best schoolboy and schoolgirl rowers in each state to compete against each other. The aim of the Pathway Program is to expose school rowers and coaches to the next level of rowing. It is a chance to experience the national rowing selection process, compete against their school counterparts from around the country, to work with high-level coaches & support staff and encourage school rowers to take the next step in their rowing pathway.

Purpose: Through this program, Rowing Tasmania seeks to:

  • provide the best student rowers and coaches in Rowing Tasmania with opportunities to represent their state;
  • compete strongly in the respective events; and,
  • provide progressive pathways and opportunities for elite athletes.

Eligibility: Athletes from any secondary school in Rowing Tasmania are eligible for selection into the RT Pathway crews. All nominating rowers and coxswains must be enrolled in a secondary school for the year of nomination and must be under 19 years of age as at December 31 of that year. That school does not need to be a 'rowing' school.

Please note - there is a cost to the Pathway Trip to cover flights, accommodation, catering, equipment & everything that comes with a Rowing trip. The cost of the trip ranges between $1000-$1500 dependent on flights. 


Key dates

Nominations Open: Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Nominations Close: Friday 23rd February 2024 (Midnight)

Pathway Regatta: 12th - 16th April 2024


Event Requirements

Click here to read the event requirements

Nomination Forms

Click here to nominate for the 2024 Pathway Schoolboys Team

Click here to nominate for the 2024 Pathway Schoolgirls Team


Once Crews/Teams have been announced the expectation is that athletes will be available to train in their selected crews.


If you would like to discuss the Tasmanian Pathway Program further, please contact.

Sarah Black General Manager Development and Operations.

Mobile: 0437 638 682