In June 2011, Simon began the role with Rowing Australia and has overseen the talent pathway program in Victoria for the past three years. Simon has played a key role in the high performance program working collaboratively with local program partners, the Victorian Institute of Sport (VIS) and Rowing Victoria (RV).
Following his experience in the role of Director of Rowing at Brighton Grammar School, Simon has provided a high level of engagement with the school, club and High Performance rowing community. In particular, Simon has had a significant impact on the schoolgirl community, with the 2013 and 2014 Schoolgirls Pathway Eights from Victoria going on to be selected to represent Australia at the Junior World Championships. Furthermore, Victoria has been the leading State for National representation on Underage Teams (U23, U21 and Junior) for the past two years.
Simon will continue separately in his voluntary role as Head Coach of the Australian Under 21 Team until the completion of the tour in August.
Rowing Australia sincerely thanks Simon for his contribution to Victorian and Australian Rowing and wishes him and his family well for future successes.
For further information regarding the State Talent Pathway Program, please contact Marty Rabjohns ([email protected]).