Each year in the month of September, Rowing NZ runs RPC selection trials (on water racing in 1x or 2- and erg testing 5Km & 2Km) for athletes wishing to gain selection into our High Performance Programme. This trial is for athletes that haven't gained automatic selection. Athletes wishing to nominate to be considered for selection must contact the coaching team as soon as possible. 

Winter Squad

The standard for selection is high and therefore it is advisable that athletes wishing to gain selection should be training with the Waikato RPC winter squad from May and complete the RPC winter testing. To express your interest in being part of the winter squad this year please complete the nomination form linked HERE and we will be in touch.

For further info please get in touch with our manager Kath at 


The Rowing New Zealand High Performance Selection Guidelines can be found HERE

Information on the Rowing New Zealand High Performance Pathway can be found HERE

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