We provide a pathway for students to achieve at the highest level, if they desire, with many Walford students having represented the state.
Walford has a reputation for a high-quality program, relative to its size, both locally and nationally.
Our program aims to provide girls involved with opportunities to test and push themselves both physically and mentally and to help foster strong and confident young women. Our students take great pride in their involvement in Walford Rowing and we aim to create an environment where the girls are able to excel and achieve, both as individuals and as part of a crew. Each rower has equal importance in our squads, regardless of their performances and we take pride in providing the same opportunities and assistance to all, allowing them to be the best they can be across all ‘stages of learning’ throughout the rowing program.
Walford’s rowing success has been recognised locally, nationally and internationally.
In 2017, Walford’s 1st VIII won the Head of the River and the Schoolgirl Eight at the Australian National Championships and the rowing program was awarded the Rowing South Australia Schoolgirl Permiership for the eigth year in a row. Walford has won the prestigious Florence Eaton trophy for the Schoolgirl First Eight race more times than any other school in South Australia. As well as participating regularly in the Rowing SA regatta program, which culminates each year in the SA Head of the River, Walford also competes in interstate events such as the Melbourne Head Regatta and the Australian Rowing Championships.
Our rowing program is offered to students in Years 7 - 12. The season runs over the Summer months, during Terms 4 and 1. Training is held several times a week at West Lakes on the purpose-built AM Ramsay Regatta Course.
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