Athlete of the Month / Amanda Bateman
|Date of Birth||03/07/1996|
|Coach||John Keogh, Tom Westgarth and Ellen Randell|
|Previous Rowing Clubs/School||Firbank Grammar|
Victorian Amanda Bateman, is the younger sister of fellow ARTeam member, Katrina. The youngest Bateman sister, there are three, has represented Australia twice at Junior World Rowing Championships and once the U23 World Rowing Championships. In 2013, Bateman raced in the Junior Women's Quad, finishing seventh overall, while in 2014 she raced in the Junior Women's Single Scull in Hamburg. In 2017, she finished eighth overall in the U23 Women's Four at the World Rowing U23 Championships held in Bulgaria. At the end of 2018 she joined the Hancock Prospecting Women's NTC and was named in the Women's Double Scull with Genevieve Horton for World Rowing Cups 2 and 3 in 2019. The duo went on to represent Australia at the 2019 World Rowing Championships, qualifying the Women's Double Scull for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. In May 2020, Amanda was named an AIS Lifeline Custodian, working on the AIS and Lifeline Australia to tell her own personal story/journey by raising awareness of mental health issues, suicide prevention and encouraging people to seek help if needed. You can find out more about why Amanda is part of the program here.
|W2x||2019||World Rowing Cup 3||Second Place|
|W2x||2019||World Rowing Cup 2||Third Place|