Following an intense trial period, six female rowers from Queensland have been selected to represent Australia in the 2023 international rowing season.
The 2020 Tokyo Women’s Quad that won bronze are back together with Queensland single sculler Caitlin Cronin (UQBC) leading up the QLD contingent. Harriet Hudson who now competes for Sydney Rowing Club and Ria Thompson (VIC – UQBC) will round out the crew, alongside Rowena Meredith (NSW). They’ll be looking to step up the podium in their preparation for Paris 2024. Kate Rowan (Sydney University) has been selected in the women’s sculling squad.
Lily Alton has gone from strength to strength since her move to the National Training Centre and has been selected in the Women’s Eight as the only Queenslander (UQBC). Members of this squad will also compete in the pair and coxless four at the World Cups throughout June and July (in Italy and Switzerland).
In the Under 23 team, unfortunately only two female crews were selected. Phoebe Robinson from UQBC will be flying the flag in the Women’s Four. Phoebe will relocate to Melbourne to train with her Victorian teammates and coach after Nationals.
We are looking forward to seeing these amazing athletes compete on the world stage.