Rowing Australia today announced that John Bowes and Annabelle Eaton have been appointed the Lead Coach and Coach for the US-based Australian U23 Selection Trials. Bowes, the current Head Coach of Rowing at St Joseph’s Nudgee College, Queensland and Eaton, coach at St Kevin’s College in Victoria, will coordinate the US-based U23 Australian selection trials between 13 – 16 June, and subject to a crew/s being recommended and ultimately approved for selection, will manage and coach the respective crews, in the US, before joining the full U23 Australian Rowing Team for the World Rowing U23 Championships in Sarasota, Florida in July.
Rowing Australia Deputy Performance Director, Jaime Fernandez said, “We’re pleased to reboot our US program and to re-engage with our Australian rowers who are currently studying and rowing in the US college system. It’s great to have two experienced coaches in John and Annabelle to manage our US U23 Trials, and hopefully coach crews subject to selection. The aim is that this year’s trials will help us to develop and sustain strong relationships with our US-based Australians.”