SPC Ballarat Rowing Club News – November 29, 2016

November 28, 2016

SPC Ballarat Rowing Club -“ Newsletter 29/11/16

Rowing Leadership Group

It is with great pleasure that, following interviews for positions of student leadership in our rowing program, Headmaster Mr. John Crowley has endorsed the below recommendations for the establishment of a rowing leadership team.

Please join us in congratulating the following outstanding young men who will lead the St Patrick’s College Rowing Program for season 2016/17

Captain of Rowing

Xavier Schuurs

Vic Captains

Sam McKeegan & Ethan Lawler

Leadership Team Members

Lachlan Ross & Ben Hutt


A massive thank you to everyone who made themselves available to assist at the Springfest BBQ on Sunday 27th November. Our committee put together a fabulous day which was well supported by the public.

To all of our boys who assisted on the day, we have already received feedback commenting on your hard work, initiative, respectful and polite conduct. Well done on representing yourselves and the College so admirably.

Rowing Email Address

The rowing club now has its own email address so that any rowing queries can be filtered to the correct person. In future, please send all emails regarding rowing to rowing@stpats.vic.edu.au

Ironman 2016

Below is a message from Mark Pontil regarding the call for volunteer assistance from the club for the Ironman event on December 10th and 11th. This event is an extremely valuable source of fundraising for the club and it would be great if we could get as many volunteers from the club as possible. Remember, that volunteers don’t just have to be rowers or parents! You can ask siblings, relatives and friends to volunteer as well.

Hello parents, guardians, students and friends of St Patrick’s Rowing,

The Ironman event is fast approaching and our aim is to top last year’s donation received of $3100.

So our list is long and the question I pose to you all is “Can we do it?”

Friday 9th December

Athlete Check In – 3.30pm to 7pm – 25 volunteers-

Saturday 10th December

Parking Assistance – 6am to 2pm – 12 volunteers

Athlete Check In – 10.30am – 4.30pm – 25 volunteers

IRONKIDS event – Marshals for Bike – Run – Swim – 7.15am to 10am – 30 volunteers

Sunday 11th December

Our favourite spot on the finish line:

Finish Line Assistants – 10.30am to 4pm – 25 volunteers

Recovery Area – 10.30am to 4.00pm – 15 volunteers

Parking Assistance – 5.30am till 11am – then down to 2 people on the gate.

This is worth about $2,500 in donations if we fill all spots. If you are able to volunteer your time please advise:

Volunteers name (if child under 18, list age)

A contact name, number and email address so further info can be sent.

Also tell some of your friends what fun it was and see if you can bring some new people along, the more the merrier.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Pontil

St Patrick’s College Rowing Committee

Ironman 2016 Ballarat Volunteer Group Coordinator

M:- 0428 287 837

B:- 5339 2214

E:- markps1@bigpond.com

December and January Camps

December and January are big months for the boat shed, with our annual camps and training days. Please click- on- this link– for the dates and times for each division. If your son cannot attend certain days, please email rowing@stpats.vic.edu.au to advise.