Rowing at King's is associated with the North End Rowing club. King's uses its own boats and those provided by North End. The boys are coached by Kelvin Maker, he is extremely committed and dedicated. The boys train on the harbour, usually in the mornings before school. After school training can be at Lake Waihola or Henley, depending on the weather.
The major regattas of the year are the South Island Secondary School rowing champs at Lake Ruataniwha (early March) and the 'Maadi' cup regatta (New Zealand Secondary schools) which alternates between Lake Ruataniwha and Lake Karapiro. There are local regattas on Otago Harbour in Term one and Term four; the most notable being the Head of the Harbour race.
In recent years, rowing has been revived at King's and Old Boys who have had representative success are Michael Nisbett and Scott Vandenbosch. Both rowers have represented New Zealand at under 21 level and Scott has rowed in the New Zealand Universities team.
For more information contact:
Mr David Conrad
Manager of Sport