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Rowing AustraliaFeb 28, 2024 2:45:00 PM2 min read

Stroke of genius as RA and Invictus take partnership digital on Row Nation

Invictus Australia (IA) and Rowing Australia (RA) are excited to announce the addition of Club Team Veteran to Rowing Australia’s new Row Nation app, an inclusive and accessible digital indoor rowing training platform.

To affirm Rowing Australia’s dedication to the Australian veteran community, ‘Team Veteran’ has been introduced to the app as an exclusive virtual rowing club, providing a safe and inclusive group for current and former serving Australian Defence Force personnel.

Row Nation offers Team Veteran members on-demand workouts and tutorials accessible from the comfort of their own home or gym. Instructors guide rowers, from beginners to advanced, through workouts that will improve cardiovascular fitness, build strength, and burn calories, all within a supportive community of indoor rowing enthusiasts.

Toni Cumpston, Director of Community Participation & Impact at Invictus Australia, said their partnership with Rowing Australia has enabled the organisation to better support and reach the growing veteran indoor rowing community.

“This exciting new digital initiative aligns perfectly with Invictus Australia’s commitment to leveraging the benefits of indoor rowing, supporting veterans and their families,” Ms Cumpston said.

“We’re thrilled to contribute to building a resilient and supportive community through this collaboration. The popularity of rowing, particularly indoor rowing, has grown exponentially within the veteran community following the introduction of the sport to the Invictus Games roster in 2014.”

“Formalising our partnership with Rowing Australia in 2021 – and extending it again this year – has allowed us to reach more veterans and their families.”

Tufi Sele, Indoor Rowing Manager at Rowing Australia, said indoor rowing offered an unparalleled workout and the app was the gateway to an engaged and motivated community of fitness enthusiasts.

“Rowing Australia is going beyond its traditional boundaries to harness the excellent health benefits of rowing and making these advantages widely accessible through this new venture,” Mr Sele said.

“Indoor rowing offers a stellar workout, lauded for its low impact yet extensive muscle engagement, making it ideal for a diverse range of participants.

“It offers a blend of cardiovascular and strength training, improves posture, reduces injury risk, and is remarkably efficient in calorie burning.

“Row Nation is a reflection of Rowing Australia’s goals to help create connected, healthy communities and we are proud to partner with Invictus to help make that a reality.”

Invictus Australia and Rowing Australia are committed to the continuous enhancement of the Team Veteran club within the Row Nation platform to ensure it becomes an indispensable tool for physical, mental and social rehabilitation for the veteran community.

Current and former serving veterans and their family members are encouraged to join Team Veteran on the Row Nation app. Download the app and search Team Veteran within the ‘club’ tab.