Rowing Programs


Adelaide University Boat Club (AUBC) is the most successful club in South Australia with the best boat fleet, coaching and facilities. The culture of The Club is based on performance, respect, excellence and team work with all members and coaches helping to push and support each other at any level of the sport.

AUBC is a great place to row if you’re thinking of attending Adelaide University, though you dont have to be a student to row for us! The Club is very closely linked to the academic side of AU which helps our student athletes manage the time commitments of the sport along with their study committments. This relationship also offers our student members the opportunity to apply for grants and athlete bursaries through Adelaide University Sport. In the last 2 years our rowers have been awarded over $12,000 in grants to help defray the costs of training and academics.


AUBC has many programs for athletes of all ages to be a part of.  They are:

  • Performance Group (West Lakes SA)

    • Focused on making the State or National Teams
    • Ready for a competitive level of training
    • Can balance their lives so that all aspectsof their life compliment each other
    • Mostly comprised of more experience athletes but will include junior athletes with stand out ability.
  • Development Group (West Lakes SA)

    • Capable of making the State of National Team in the future.
    • Open to underage athletes
    • Guidance on how to balance their lives to ensure all needs are met.
    • Comprised of athletes from 14yo through to adult athletes.
    • The aim of these athletes will be to transition into the Performance group over the next 12-24 months.
  • Club / Novice Group (Torrens River)
    • Focused on participating in the sport a few times a week
    • Interested in gaining fitness
    • Possibly transition into one of the groups above
    • Social Rowing

*AUBC is always interested in athletes looking to take up coxing.  Coxswains are treated as any other athlete to ensure they develop and improve in similar ways.  Coxswains ( are an integral part of our team at AUBC.

Collectively the coaches at AUBC are the most experienced of all the clubs in SA.  Our team includes the only full time Club Head Coach in the state.  They’re knowledgable in rowing from beginners through to National Team athletes/teams and have been successful at all levels.  AUBC has far more focused coaching hours per athlete than any other club in SA which is a cornerstone of the clubs success.

2013/2014 saw the club hit new heights.  Highlights included:

  • 22 of 27 State Championship Titles including the Men’s and Women’s First Grade 8+’s
  • 70% of the most successful SA State Team in decades were AUBC members
  • 5th overall at the 2014 National Championships
  • Several club members being named to all levels of the Australian National Team
  • The purchase of over $150,000 in new equipment

Please dont hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding rowing with AUBC!


Patrick Ey


Captain- AUBC


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