The WestVic Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Regional Rowing Pathway Program is designed to provide a clear and transparent framework of criteria and processes used in selection of a regional non-competing representative group of rowers and coxswains; producing a means to identify talent, recognize ambitions and encourage further participation in rowing.
The Academy program is coordinated by WestVic Academy of Sport in partnership with Rowing Victoria, and works with industry professionals to provide the athletes with the resources and tools to compliment and improve their current training, with nutrition and other avenues of wellbeing provided.
Our Rowing Program applications have now closed for 2023.
SPORT PROGRAMS OVERVIEW
The WestVic Academy of Sport (WVAS) delivers support to Western Victoria's elite and developing elite athletes through dedicated sport programs in which WVAS supports the training environment with support from the sport's State Sporting Organisation (SSO).
Athletes from sports outside the current sport programs are eligible for support through WVAS, by becoming an Individual Scholarship Holder (ISH).
On the basis of a sport's rating against specific criteria, WVAS will operate and manage a Sport Program as agreed in a formal partnership with the sport's State Sporting Organisation (SSO).
The program constitutes a core element of the SSO and NSO elite athlete pathway. WVAS may employ a Program coach, or coaches, to lead and direct the Program.
WVAS Program coaches work closely with state coaches to ensure that the emphasis and direction of the WVAS program is consistent with the state and/or national direction.
The selection of an athlete in a WVAS program is based on specified criteria that are focussed on supporting elite and potential elite athletes.
The number of athletes at the WVAS at any one time will typically range between 130 - 150 athletes.
Watch an interview with Laura Foley & Amity Musgrove who are both current athletes in the Rowing Program at WVAS.