The South Australian State Team is comprised of three teams, Pathway, Interstate and Masters. Athletes, Coxswain and Coaches must all nominate to be selected and go through the selection process.Annually, a selection panel is convened and a Selection Policy is produced to outline the selection criteria and expectations of athletes aspiring to be on the team. This is part of SA’s high performance pathway.

The Pathway State Team which is for Juniors still at school compete at the Pathway Regatta at the Underage Australian Team Trials.

The Interstate State Team which is for our Youth (under 21) athletes and our Senior Open Athletes including Para compete at the Interstate Regatta at the Australian Rowing Championships.

The Masters State Team which is for our Masters competitors aiming for a crew average age of 50 years compete at the Masters Interstate Regatta at the Australian Masters Rowing Championships.

U19 U21 and Open Masters




TBD (End of April/Early May) 2023 27th March – 2nd April 2023 1st June – 4th June 2023
Men’s Pathway Eight – Under 19s (in school) Men’s Youth Eight – Under 21 Men’s Masters Eight (D Grade)
Women’s Pathway Eight – Under 19s (in school) Women’s Youth Eight – Under 21 Women’s Masters Eight (D Grade)
HOR winning Boys Eight – Under 19s (in school) Men’s Single Scull (open) Men’s Masters Quad (D Grade)
HOR winning Girls Eight – Under 19s (in school) Women’s Single Scull (open) Women’s Masters Quad (D Grade)
Men’s PR3 Single Scull (open)
Women’s PR3 Single Scull (open)
Lightweight Men’s Coxless Four (open)
Lightweight Women’s Quadruple Scull (open)
Kings Cup, Men’s Eight – (open)
Queens Cup, Women’s Eight – (open)


2022 State Team selector, coach, rower and coxswain nomination forms are available here:

Interstate Nominations

Interstate/Pathway Selectors CLOSED -13th October 2022

Interstate Athlete/Coxswain NOMINATION– OPEN – Close 4th December 2022

Interstate Coaches NOMINATION – OPEN – Close 4th December 2022

Pathway Nominations

Pathway Athlete/Coxswain – CLOSED Available 1st January 2023

Pathway Coaches – CLOSED Available 1st January 2023

Masters Nominations

Masters Selectors – open 2nd February 2022

Masters Athlete/Coxswain – open 1st March 2022

Masters Coaches – open 2nd February 2022

2022/23 State Team Ergo Results– to be entered here:

NOTE: please refer to the Selection Policy and respective Event Requirements.

Coaches can submit bulk uploads by downloading the spreadsheet and emailing it to

Key Contacts 2022/23
State Team Selection Panel – INTERSTATE & PATHWAY


Peta White – Head Selector

Steven Polyichanin – Selector

Nick Mitchell – Selector/Head Coach

The purpose of the STSP is to select coaches, squads, and final teams to be recommended to the Rowing SA Board who will represent South Australia at the Interstate Regatta and Pathway Regatta.

The STSP will ensure that all selection events are conducted in a fair, professional manner, giving equal opportunity to all nominees to be selected onto the SA State Team.


  • Review the 2022 State Team feedback
  • Assist formulating the draft 2023 State Team Selection policy and key dates to be endorsed by the Rowing SA Board
  • Select coaches, rowers and coxswains in the appropriate crews and squads to represent South Australia at the Interstate Regatta and Pathway Regatta
  • Promote equal access to all nominees through the selection process
  • Adhere to the Rowing SA Code of Conduct
State Team Selection Panel – MASTERS


Pathway Coaches

Mens Pathway Eight – TBD

Womens Pathway Eight – TBD

Schoolgirl HOR winner coach – TBD

Schoolboy HOR coach – TBD

Interstate Coaches

Kings Cup – TBD

Queens Cup – TBD

Penrith Cup – TBD

Victoria Cup – TBD

Mens Youth Eight – TBD

Womens Youth Eight – TBD

Masters Coaches

Masters Men – TBD

Masters Women – TBD

Selection Ombudsman

Fearnley Szuster –


  • Mediator, advisor and observer at selection trials and events
  • Advisor on appeals process to athletes, coxswains and coaches​
  • First port of call for any complaints from athletes, coxswains and coaches​
  • General support of athletes through the selection process
Team Managers

Pathway – TBD

Interstate –

Masters – TBD


  • Uniform management and organisation
  • State Team Dinners/Events
  • Fundraising help

SA Kings Cup crew 2019 – Bronze medalists