The ER Bromley Fund was established in 1990 with a generous donation from the Late Ted Bromley and with the specific intention of defraying in full or in part the expenses of any pair oared crew selected by Rowing Australia to compete at the World Championships.
The Late Ted Bromley was not only a generous benefactor to the sport, but also a distinguished rower. He competed at the senior level for a long period commencing in 1932 in the NSW King’s Cup crew to post WWII at the 1948 Olympic Games. It was however his experience as a pair oared rower that led to him championing coxless pair oared rowing in Australia until his death in 2005. In recognition of this contribution, the Australian men’s pair oared Championship perpetual trophy is named in his honour and is a bronze statue depicting James Tomkins, one of Australia’s most successful pair oared rowers.
The current trustees of the fund are:
- Mr John Coates, AC
- Dr Stephen Hinchy, OAM
- Mr Andrew Guerin
On an annual basis, the trustees allocate funds at their discretion towards the international touring costs of athletes in the under-aged national teams, within the guidelines of the Trust.