TAKAPUNA GRAMMAR SCHOOL ROWING CLUB IS BOTH A ROWING CLUB AND A ROWING SCHOOL, WITH A PROUD HISTORY OF PROVIDING A SECONDARY SCHOOL ROWING PROGRAMME FOR 78 YEARS, COMPETING AT BOTH LOCAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL.
We are a non-profit organisation managed by a volunteer committee of parents. We are a fully affiliated club with the Auckland Rowing Association and also with the Secondary Schools Rowing Association.
We pride ourselves on the spirit of achievement by participation, and our club policy is an inclusive one. 'All those who want to row, can row', and we welcome all students who wish to participate. We provide a structured, safe and comfortable environment for crew members with a wide range of athletic abilities to become highly trained, competitive and successful student athletes.
The core philosophy of our programme is teaching our crew members how to achieve excellence through discipline, hard work, and perseverance.
We aspire to have a strong community feel between our members, and see our values as fundamental for the interaction between all people associated with our club.
We promote a team working environment where everyone is valued, treated with respect and encouraged to contribute to our common goals.
We respect the privilege of rowing and the opportunity to compete against New Zealand's leading clubs and schools.
We encourage individual commitment to the club, and the importance of fun, enjoyment and friendship towards fellow members.
We support each member's development of self-discipline, motivation and time management to complement the desire to succeed.
We each commit ourselves to achieving our personal best performance through a commitment to training and competition.