Don’t Quit While Ahead – Jess Sutherland & Olivia Mazey

Story courtesy of College Sport Media “Our coach sat us down and asked us if we wanted to row this season. There was a possibility the Maadi Cup wouldn’t happen and if that was the case it would have been everything for nothing. Rowing is such a big part of our lives though we refused to quit,” Olivia Mazey ... More

Sporting students staying motivated during Lockdown

What does the lockdown mean for sporting students? How has it affected them and what are they doing to stay fit and motivated? Two students who were preparing to compete about now were Queen Margaret College’s Mollie Nicol, who has just recently made the Long List for the New Zealand Junior Rowing Team, and Wellington ... More

Mollie Nicol and Mila van der Wilt (QMC) in good form for Maadi

Last year Mollie Nicol and Mila van der Wilt teamed up to win a goal medal in the Under-15 double sculls at the Maadi Cup. It was the first time Queen Margaret College (QMC) had achieved a first placing at the regatta. Ironically the ground-breaking pair were initially rivals. “The first time I met Mila was in Year ... More

Wellington College win McLachlan Shield by 1 point over QMC

The Wellington Secondary Schools Rowing Championships were held at the Korokoro rowing course over the weekend and with the McLachlan Shield won by Wellington College narrowly over Queen Margaret College. In hot and still conditions, 281 students from 14 schools participated in 28 races (14 male and 14 female events) ... More

Wellington East Girls’ College Rowers Beat The Boys In Season Opener

A crew of girls has beaten the boys in the first rowing regatta of the season. On Saturday, over 80 rowers including 45 representing four Wellington schools and a composite Hutt Valley school crew, travelled over to the Ruamahanga River in the Wairarapa to contest the Bishop Owen Oar race.  Five school eights crews ... More

QMC Rowers Claim Gold At Maadi Cup

Two Year 11 Queen Margaret College students are national rowing champions following the Aon Maadi Cup at Lake Ruataniwha last month.  Mila Van der Wilt and Mollie Nicol won gold in the U15 Girls Double Sculls with a time of 7.58 minutes, beating their closest opponent by 8 seconds.  They are the first Queen Margaret ... More

Onslow College pair rowing for Maadi medals

Onslow College is a large co-ed school in Johnsonville, Wellington. Nestled in the shadows of Mt Kaukau, the school has produced several outstanding mostly land-based athletes through the years, such as former winter Olympian turned New Zealand multisport legend Richard Ussher. Full Article can be found here on College ... More

Cordwell rising up the rowing ranks

BELLA CORDWELL took up rowing after watching the best, now she is having a crack at joining the best. The Wellington East Girls' College student has been selected for the New Zealand under-21 team that will compete against Australia in two regattas this year. Cordwell, who is in her last year at school, will team up with ... More

Wellington schools snap up Maadi medals

The St Pat's Town rowing team scaled the Maadi mountain at Lake Karapiro on Saturday. Town recorded their first gold at a Maadi regatta when Daniel Ward and Josh Ngaia combined to win the under-16 double sculls. It was the high point of a big tournament week for the school. Town also retained their national futsal ... More

Sculler Thomas Cummack hopes 361-day season ends in gold

Wellington College rower Thomas Cummack is not afraid of hard work. The Wellington College rower took just four days off after the 2014 Maadi Cup regatta and has barely missed a day's training since. "It's been a 361-day season," the 16-year-old said. "I even got up early to go for a run on Christmas day, before we ... More