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Rowing Australia seeks World-Leading Coaches for new National Training Centres

On 18 May 2016, Rowing Australia announced its intention to establish two National Training Centres (“NTCs”) for podium-potential senior athletes.  This announcement can be viewed on Rowing Australia’s website HERE.

It is intended that the NTCs will:

  • Be established in the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Each accommodate up to 25 Olympic podium-potential athletes.
  • Be located at the Reinhold Batschi NTC in Canberra and at a second location to be announced by Rowing Australia around July 2016.
  • Be split by gender, with male athletes in Canberra and female athletes at the new centre.
  • Accommodate heavyweight and lightweight, and sweep and sculling athletes, in the same environment.

Rowing Australia is seeking world-leading coaches to support the NTCs.

National Training Centre Coaching Structure

Six coaching positions are available, comprising a Lead Coach and two Senior Coaches at each NTC, as set out below:

NTC Coaching Structure


Rowing Australia is seeking candidates with the following key attributes:

Lead Coaches (two positions – Men and Women)

  • Internationally recognised, world-class coach with medal-winning performances at Olympic Games and Senior A World Championships.
  • Extensive gender-specific experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Provide effective strategic and technical leadership to the NTC.
    • Work collaboratively with other members of Rowing Australia’s high performance team to create an optimal training and performance environment.
    • Lead and manage the NTC’s Senior Coaches.
    • Work under the direction of Rowing Australia’s High Performance Director.
    • Engage with the state-based pathway programs to monitor and guide the development of emerging talent.

Senior Coach (four positions – two at each NTC)

  • World-class coach with medal winning performances at Olympic Games and Senior A World Championships.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Lead, manage and coordinate a category-specific squad on a day-to-day basis. Expertise in a specific category will be highly regarded.
    • Coach and share insight and expertise across different categories.
    • Work under the direction of the Lead Coach and High Performance Director, and be part of a collaborative high performance team.
    • Effectively and efficiently utilise sport science and medicine resources to optimise athlete and crew performance.

These coaches will be based at their NTC during the domestic season (occasional domestic travel will be required) and will coach and travel with the senior Australian Rowing Team for an average of approximately three months each international season.

Process for Interested Candidates

Confidential enquiries, including remuneration levels for the NTC coaching roles, may be directed to Michael Scott, Chief Executive of Rowing Australia, on +61 408 460 054 or [email protected].  Salaries will be structured to attract high quality candidates.

Candidates who wish to being considered for a NTC coaching role are invited to submit a confidential expression of interest, on the form available for DOWNLOAD HERE, to [email protected] by 5 June 2016.