The Academy is partnering with Nepean Rowing Club in an exciting talent identification and development program, searching for our future Olympians. We are seeking young athletes dedicated to sport and ready to commit to a development program – regardless of any lack of experience in rowing.

Assessment period:  22nd June – 26th July 2020

Venues: Nepean Rowing Club

To be eligible for the Academy Rowing Program, athletes must be:

  • Aged between 14-18 years of age at the time of the program;
  • Committed to progressing to higher representation within the sport of rowing;
  • Currently residing within the Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Cumberland Fairfield, Hawkesbury, City of Parramatta, Penrith or The Hills.


There are no costs associated with the 6-week assessment. An athlete levy of $200 and a Nepean Rowing Club membership fee of $200 is applicable to athletes, who are offered and accept a scholarship after the assessment period.

The following benefits will apply to athletes selected within the WSAS Rowing Program after the initial six-week assesment period:

  • Valuable athlete education seminars which may include nutrition, physiology and injury management & prevention;
  • Access to online portals for ASADA and other relevant websites;
  • Academy athlete uniform clothing;
  • Ability to nominate for the annual Woolworths Athlete Scholarship;
  • A discount on services provided by Sydney West Sports Medicine;
  • Free membership to Fit 4 All gym located in Penrith.