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Business School helps break rowing records

20 Feb 2012

The Rowing New South Wales State Championships were held on 10-12 February, 2012 at the Sydney International Regatta Centre. The event attracted a large field of competitors, including the majority of Australia's Olympic hopefuls seeking selection to the London 2012 squad.

"The 2012 NSW Rowing Championships was the largest conducted in the associations 133 year history, up 15 percent from last year," Rowing New South Wales CEO Christian Renford said. "We broke many records in terms of entries, attendance and public interest both on course and on-line."

The University of Sydney Business School has a long association with Rowing NSW,  and provided sponsorship for several events on the program for school students from around the country.

"Rowing NSW gratefully acknowledges the contribution of the University of Sydney Business School in this record breaking achievement," Christian Renford said. "Their support of the State Championships and Rowing NSW since 2008 has been a vital enabler in providing development programs for athletes and coaches throughout the state."

Acting Dean of the Business School Professor Tyrone Carlin was on hand to award medals to several of the winning competitors across a variety of races, including the Geelong Grammar Schoolgirl Eight and the Scotch College Schoolboy Eight.

"The State Championships was a fantastic event which showcased the talents of some of Australia's finest athletes," Professor Carlin said. "The Business School has a long history of supporting elite achievement in sport. We are very proud to continue to be involved with schools and the community at this level, helping to find the next generation of leaders in both business and sport."