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.

Venues: Nepean Rowing Club


Genevieve Bazina    Georgia Yuen

Emily Boyes              Sophia Whitelaw

Maiya Edwards        James Baker

Jessics Harris          Luca Bazina

Jade Sharpe             Angus George

Ellie Taylor                Oscar Parsons 

Viti Young                  Ezekiel Pratt

Coaching Staff:

Daniel Waddell (Head Coach)        Jason Waddell (Assistant Coach)

To be eligible for the Academy 2022 Rowing Program, athletes must be:

  • Born between 2004 – 2008;
  • Committed to progressing to higher representation within the sport of rowing;
  • Currently residing within the Local Government Areas of Blacktown, Blue Mountains, 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:

  • Valuable athlete education seminars which may include nutrition, physiology and injury management & prevention;
  • Access to online portals for Sports Integrity Australia and other relevant websites;
  • Academy athlete uniform clothing;
  • Gym access at Nepean Rowing Club;
  • A discount on services provided by Sydney West Sports Medicine.