Australian Team Named for 2022 World Rowing Cups

Posted on April 5, 2022 by

Rowing Australia has revealed the crews and squads that will represent the Australian Rowing Team at the World Rowing Cups in Belgrade (SRB), Poznan (POL) and Lucerne (SUI).

There are nine female and 11 male NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) athletes selected to represent Australia at the respective world cup events.

The Para crews that have been announced are set to compete at the Gavirate International Regatta (ITA) from 13 – 15 May and World Rowing Cup 1 in Belgrade from 27 – 29 May. The Senior Men’s and Women’s crews and squads will contest World Rowing Cup 2 at Poznan from 17 – 19 June and World Rowing Cup 3 at Lucerne from 8 – 10 July. Australia will also send crews to the Henley Royal Regatta which is happening from 28 June – 3 July.

Performance Director Paul Thompson said, “I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate this group of athletes who have been selected to represent Australia at the 2022 World Rowing Cups. We look forward to seeing what this Australian Rowing Team can achieve in the months ahead. Outside of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, this will be the first time since 2019 that Rowing Australia has sent a full-strength team to international competition.”

“This team announcement follows a week of rigorous selection trials that were moved from Sydney to Canberra due to the extreme weather experienced in the Penrith region of Western Sydney. More than 80 athletes were put through their paces over the course of the week.

“Despite the interruptions, the athletes displayed a great attitude and once again demonstrated their adaptability and resilience as plans changed at short notice.

“We have selected a group of athletes that boast youth and experience, including Olympians, Paralympians and World Championships medallists. It is wonderful to have both fresh faces and returning athletes in the team,”

Athletes will have no time to rest as they ramp up preparations for the series of World Rowing Cups which will be an important precursor to selection for Australia’s World Rowing Championships team.

The 2022 World Rowing Championships will be held at Racice (CZE) from 18-25 September.


NSWIS congratulates the following athletes selected to represent Australia at the World Rowing Cups:

Women’s Sculling Squad

  • Georgie Gleeson
  • Harriet Hudson
  • Rowena Meredith
  • Tara Rigney

Women’s Sweep Squad

  • Emma Fessey
  • Eleanor Price
  • Georgina Rowe
  • Talia Barnet-Hepples (coxswain)

Women’s Lightweight Double Scull

  • Lucy Coleman

Men’s Double Scull

  • David Bartholot (reserve)

Men’s Coxless Four

  • Jack Hargreaves OAM
  • Jack O’Brien
  • Alexander Purnell OAM
  • Spencer Turrin OAM

Men’s Coxed Eight Squad

  • Sam Hardy
  • Patrick Holt
  • Jackson Kench
  • William O’Shannessy

PR1 Men’s Single Scull

  • Erik Horrie

PR3 Mixed Coxed Four

  • Thomas Birtwhistle*

*Subject to further assessment


For the full Australian Team for 2022 World Rowing Cups, see here.


Article by Noel Rowsell, Nepean News

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