The Rowing Australia Board and Council have collectively developed the ‘Rowing Whole of Sport Strategic Plan 2015 to 2020’ for Rowing in Australia which will be vital in ensuring the continued high performance success of Australian rowing as well as providing a blueprint for the further development of the sport as a whole.
The Whole of Sport plan features a collective vision and mission, supported by specific strategies for RA, its Member Associations and registered clubs, all of which contribute to the achievement of our overall vision, ‘to be the number one rowing nation in the world and Australia’s leading Olympic sport’. Our vision is powerful and unambiguous. It provides a common goal that unites the entire Australian rowing community. Achieving our collective vision will require Australian rowing to lead the world across all of its activities, from sustained international success, to its vibrant and inclusive community, its high quality events, right through to the safe, fun and healthy participation opportunities it provides for all Australians.
In order to ensure that the plan is achievable Rowing Australia and its Members have developed an annual Plan on a Page which identifies the key deliverables for each calendar year. Each of these deliverables will require whole of sport collaboration, and achievement of the deliverables each year represents significant advancement across each of its key areas. Delivery of the Plan on a Page each year will contribute to Australian rowing achieving its collective vision.
This whole of sport plan, the first for rowing, is vital in ensuring the ongoing development and growth of our sport. The fact that it has been collectively developed and that all parties to the plan have agreed to the direction of rowing and accepted roles and accountabilities in delivering the strategies is encouraging. This whole of sport plan provides the platform for Rowing Australia and its Member Associations to realise some major achievements for Australian rowing, capitalising on the collaborative approach in which the plan has been developed.
A copy of the Rowing Whole of Sport Plan is available by clicking on the link – Whole of Sport Plan
A copy of the Plan on a Page, including the key deliverables is available here.