Rowing Australia’s “CampaignNumberOne” high performance program was developed and introduced post-Rio 2016 to transform the high performance model to provide Australian rowers with the best opportunity for success. The state-based pathway programs were re-invented to form closer relations with the schools and clubs to enhance the development of young athletes and provide a platform for athletes with great potential to move onto a national stage.
The Pathway program builds on the previous High Performance Development Program with a broader focus on incorporating talent identification and the development of younger athletes and coaches. The aim is to progress and transition athletes through the program to the National Training Centres and support Rowing Australia in its aim of being the ‘number one rowing nation in the world’. The support and engagement of all stakeholders, including clubs and schools, is critical to the success of these programs.