Rowing Australia is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2021 Hancock Prospecting Rower of the Year Participation Awards Categories.

Participation Awards are presented to the grassroots champions of our sport and encompass the Coles Volunteer of the Year, Club of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

In compiling this list of finalists, Rowing Australia called for nominations from its Member States who were invited to nominate up to one individual (or club) per category.

Congratulations to all Finalists!

Club of the Year Finalists

The Club of the Year Award is presented to the Club that has made the most significant impact on their local community by driving rowing participation and development during the year.

  • ACT – Radford College
  • NSW – Newcastle Rowing Club
  • Tasmania – New Norfolk Rowing Club
  • Western Australia – University of Western Australia Boat Club

Official of the Year Finalists 

  • ACT – Catherine Garrington
  • NSW – Krystin Munro
  • Victoria – Andrew Guerin
  • Tasmania – Chris Symons
  • South Australia – Paul Knight
  • Western Australia – Grant Ford

Coles Volunteer of the Year Finalists 

  • ACT – Rodney Palmer
  • Victoria – Brian Digby
  • Tasmania – Chris Symons
  • South Australia – Christine Cundell
  • Western Australia – Neville Kempton

The Hancock Prospecting Rower of the Year Awards will be held on Friday 11 March 2022 at the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club. Rowing community members are invited to join the celebrations that will be particularly poignant in 2022 as we acknowledge the tremendous achievements of our Tokyo Olympians and Paralympians.

High Performance and Pathways Awards Winners across nine categories will also be announced on the night.