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Coach / Rhett Ayliffe

Rhett Ayliffe
Place of residence Canberra, Australia
Club/Team Rowing Australia/RBNTC-Canberra
Rhett Ayliffe was appointed Head Coach at the Reinhold Batschi Men’s National Training Centre in November 2021, having previously held the role of Head Rowing Coach at the Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS). He has a history of developing coaches and athletes in the pathways program and under his tutelage at WAIS, Ayliffe nurtured a host of emerging rowers including Tokyo medallists Annabelle McIntyre and Jack Clearly. In 2021, Ayliffe stepped up to coach the Australian Men’s 8+ at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games where the crew finished sixth.  Ayliffe has coached multiple Olympic crews over a near 20-year career including the Men’s Double Scull of David Crawshay and Scott Brennan who won Gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.