A new team, Medi-Rowers – of young doctors and health professionals from Vila Central Hospital – really impressed the crowd with their strength, determination and rapid acquisition of skills over the past 10 weeks. Some team members came to the club twice a day in between busy and demanding hospital shifts to train on the weights, spin cycles and Concept rowing machines.
“If the Medi-Rowers keep training between now and October when we have our next Corporate Regatta,” said Allan Kalfabun, Club Captain.
“They’ll really be very competitive. It’s great to see not only our usual teams but also these new teams coming along to give rowing a go. We hope some of them will join the Club as full members.
“Fees are inexpensive – only 833 vatu a month – so being a member with access to boats, the gym and free coaching is accessible to everyone.”
The Rowing Club will now focus competition and training energy on the Schools Regatta with training officially starting on June 1 and the Regatta planned for August 2, 2017.
USP, Central, VIT and Malapoa are already on the water with teams. The Club’s Elite Squad will visit secondary schools in the next few weeks to discuss the Regatta and demonstrate rowing skills on Concept rowing machines.