Rowing Australia will be the beneficiary of a generous grant from Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) as part of the first allocation of funds from the $4.8m Green2Great2Gold investment program.
Each of the 22 sports included on what was the Victoria 2026 sport programme will benefit, enabling the delivery of 37 performance initiatives geared toward 2026 success.
Coastal Rowing was listed on the Victoria 2026 program and this funding will help the development of a discipline that is taking major strides on the global stage.
“We are hugely excited to see the CGA make such a crucial investment in the sport of Coastal Rowing via the Green2Gold2Great program. The momentum is growing rapidly in this new style of competition, and this helps us put our best foot forward,” Rowing Australia Chief Executive Officer Sarah Cook OLY said.
Green2Gold2Great is an investment in CGA’s aim of being the number one nation in terms of Gold Medals won, overall medals won, total number of medallists and the number of sports winning medals at the Commonwealth Games.
This equates to a commitment of $13 million across the quadrennium to 2026, with Rowing Australia allotted $120,256 in the initial tranche.
“The Games host may be unknown for now, but what’s guaranteed is our commitment to our athletes and sports as they prepare for 2026,” Craig Phillips AM, CGA Chief Executive Officer, said.
“We want our team to arrive ready to compete, with CGA funding complementing other performance investment to ensure athletes have the tools for success.”
Green2Gold2Great is made possible by the investments, sponsorship revenues and fundraising activities of CGA, including the marketing rights fee paid for the 2026 Games.
For more information, visit commonwealthgames.com.au.