Athlete Profiles / Tara Rigney
|Date of Birth||30/03/1999|
|Club||Sydney University Boat Club|
|Previous Rowing Clubs/School||Loreto Kirribilli|
Tara Rigney grew up in Sydney and rowed briefly at school, however her main focus was netball during her time at Loreto Kirribilli. However, two ruptured ACLs, with 12 months of rehab each, meant Rigney decided to return to rowing 2018, and did so with great success. The New South Welshwoman is studying Commerce at the University of Sydney, has a dog named Ragnar, and made her first Under 23 National Team in 2019, racing in the Women's Pair that finished 10th in the world. Domestically, in 2019, Rigney won the U23 Women's Pair at Nationals, while in 2020 she won the U23 Women's Single Scull title at the NSW State Championships. In 2021, the former NSWIS athlete joined the Hancock Prospecting Women's NTC in Penrith and was selected to race in the Women's Double Scull alongside Amanda Bateman. At the 2021 Australian Rowing Championships, Rigney won gold in the Open Women's Single Sculls and also claimed the Nell Slatter Trophy for the Interstate Women's Single Scull.