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National title up for grabs when Gungahlin Leisure Centre hosts the Indoor Rowing Championships

15 Nov 2016 - Media ReleasesRecreation

The title of Australia’s indoor rowing champion is up for grabs when Gungahlin Leisure Centre is a host for the inaugural Australian Indoor Rowing Championships on Saturday, 19 November.

Registrations are open to anyone – in fact, you don’t have to be a rower to participate. Entries will be accepted for anyone over 12 years, including for Para-Rowing and adaptive competitors, in individual and team categories.

YMCA Centre Manager Nicole Edney at Gungahlin Leisure Centre explained: “The Australian Indoor Rowing Championships are about challenging yourself to be your best – so whether you are a seasoned rower or someone who just wants to give it a try, we are encouraging everyone to enter.

“You’ll come away with a national ranking, and perhaps a medal, while having a great deal of fun in the process.

“Gungahlin Leisure Centre is proud to host this fantastic event and we hope to see as many of our members and the public enter and attend on the day to cheer on the competitors.”

Prizes include medals for place getters and the chance to compete in an international meet in the US.

Plus, $2 from every entry will go to the event’s charity partner, the Robert Connor Dawes Foundation, which supports people with brain tumours and funds research and care http://rcdfoundation.org

Event Details:

  • Date and time: Saturday 19 November 2016 from 10am-3pm
  • Location: Gungahlin Leisure Centre, 71 The Valley Avenue, Gungahlin

To find out more about the categories and to register, head to http://www.rowingaustralia.com.au/about-events/australian-indoor-rowing-championships/ or contact Gungahlin Leisure Centre on 6241 1132.

The first 30 YMCA members who enter will be reimbursed for one week of their current membership.

For more about YMCA programs and locations, visit www.ymcansw.org.au

Media contact:

Louise O’Donnell

Media and Content Specialist

YMCA NSW

E: louise.odonnell@ymcansw.org.au

About the YMCA:

YMCA NSW is a community not-for-profit organisation committed to connecting people to their communities to live healthier and happier lives. We deliver services in more than 100 locations across NSW including camps, before and after school care, community recreation and sporting facilities, swimming pools and youth services. We also raise funds to deliver much needed community programs. With a commitment to delivering healthy living programs, empowering young people and making a positive social impact, we strive to ensure that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. With the Y, everyone can be healthier, happier and connected to their community.

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