Whether you’re working, going to uni, or both, we believe in a balance between personal life and training so there is flexibility whatever your situation may be. We offer a fun, competitive, and successful club program with a focus on NZ Nationals.

For those with aspirations for the RPC and NZTeam or simply looking for high-level full-time training, International-class coaching and high-performance development from a world champion coach will develop your rowing peak performance through our club head coach Nick Dawe.

This year WERC Club squad athletes earned 4 gold, 3 silvers, and 4 bronze medals at the 2020 NZ Nationals and with your help, we plan to improve that performance next year! Read more here of their achievements.

2020/2021 WERC Club Squad

Our official club squad season begins in late September and runs through to NZ Nationals in late February. For those with RPC aspirations, training and preparation will continue through trials.

We attend 6 regattas throughout the main season including Bennett Shield regatta, KRI Club regatta, KRI Memorial regatta, Christmas Regatta, North Island Club Championships, and the NZ National Championships. If a high enough standard is met, the club will consider extending the season for high achieving crews to attend overseas regattas as well (Henley Royal Regatta, Royal Canadian Henley, or Head of the Charles Regatta to name a few!).

Most sessions take place in our clubhouse on the Whau River in Avondale, Auckland. Primary sessions will take place as a squad and secondary training will also be prescribed for those with the flexibility to complete it. We have a modern facility including a massive pontoon, full gym, erg room, a modern racing plant of international standard, and large changing rooms with hot showers.

“ I think the club has such a strong team culture which I felt as soon as I joined. Being a part of a driven, disciplined and motivated team made every success even greater. I’m proud to row for West End.”

– Rosie Bremner

We will have at least one training camp in our second clubhouse location in Mercer on the Waikato River following New Years’ to kick-start the NZ Nationals campaign.

We have a friendly club environment with a sense of community and a proud history dating back to 1884 which has included several members as NZ representatives and Olympians such as Mahe Drysdale.

You could be the next NZ legend!

West End elites. Stephen Jones, Lewis Hollows, and Jono Kumerich rowed with SPC before becoming West End club rowers. Mahe Drysdale started rowing at West End as a novice club rower while at university in Auckland.

Sound interesting? Next steps contact Rowing Manager & Head Coach Nick Dawe with any questions or to express interest and receive more information; rowingmanager@werc.co.nz or 021 025 91392

More about our Rowing Manager and Head Coach here

If you have decided to join our club, please complete a membership form here