Head Coaches Report

“The Cathedral School Rowers have returned from the Central Queensland State Titles with a swag of medals which is fantastic. We returned as the strongest CQ School team with 15 gold, 8 silver, and 4 bronze medals, won by a team of 50 athletes and 8 coaches. The combined performance of Townsville Rowing which includes Ignatius Park, St Pat’s, and St Margaret’s rowing program is very impressive.

The 2000km road trip had everyone excited and neither rain, wind, cold, or a capsized 1x could spoil the mood. Congratulation to all Cathedral Rowers, their parents, and their coaches. I would like to thank our parents and our great team of coaches, and Katrina Wilshire as program co-ordinator for making it all happen, as well as the Townsville & J.C.U. Rowing Club for their support. There were no complaints, just lots of smiles and laughter – maybe the 30 warm beanies donated by Isi Egan’s Nanna played a part in it! A big thank you also to Tina and Dougal Cox who assisted us in so many ways. Once again the politeness of the Cathedral Students was praised by the kitchen staff.

One final word on our new rowers who had their very first away regatta. Our Year 8 and 9 students dominated in their events in a mature and very competitive way. They handled the conditions well – in some cases the shortage of boats, due to back-to-back events in the same boat class, as well as too many boats progressing caused delays… That’s not a bad problem to have! Thank you also to our senior athletes and their great attitude, leading by example and delivering some really exciting and medal-winning races. Enjoy your break (but not too much) and keep moving.”

Stephan Muhlenberg.

Read the full results from the State Titles here.

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