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The McVilly-Pearce Pin

On Friday 23 October 2020, Rowing Australia launched the McVilly-Pearce pin, named after Cecil McVilly, the first rower to represent Australia at an Olympic Games and Bobby Pearce, the first Australian rower to win an Olympic gold medal.

Every rower who has represented Australia at Senior level at either a World Rowing Championships, Olympic or Paralympic Games or a Commonwealth Games will now receive a specially numbered pin to commemorate the first time they were selected to be part of an elite group of men and women who have had the honour to represent Australia on a world stage.

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  • About the Pin
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  • Pin Presentations

About The Pin

  • The McVilly-Pearce pin is an embodiment of the great traditions and values of those who have represented and continue to represent Australia on the water.
  • To date, there are 892 athletes who have represented Australia at a senior level
  • Every athlete has been delegated a number from the first time they were selected and raced for the Senior Australian Rowing Team.
  • The McVilly-Pearce Pin is a two-piece pin, 18mm in diameter and made of bronze and copper with an Antique Patina centrepiece.
  • Each pin has an individual number and will be presented in an individual case to those rowers who have represented Australia dating back as far as 1912 through to the present day.

Please provide us with your contact details

Rowing Australia would like to connect with all athletes, or their family members, who have represented the Australian Rowing Team at a senior level at a World Championships, Olympic Games, Paralympic Games or Commonwealth Games.

If you (or a member of your family) are on the list on the RA website or think you should be, please use the form below to provide your details.

Pin Presentations

Contact details are important so Rowing Australia can organise pin presentations. Pins will be handed out at various events over the coming months and years, including State Association Regattas and Functions, the Sydney International Rowing Regatta, the Australian Masters Regatta, Selection Regattas and other Rowing Australia functions.

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If you (or a family member) are on the list provided above or think you should be, please provide all the relevant details in the form below.