About the club

Wellington Rowing Club is one of the premier rowing clubs in New Zealand. Situated on the Wellington Waterfront, it is also one of the most sought after pieces of real estate in the city.

We have been a part of Wellington for over 100 years. The club has a fine reputation in the rowing community and has produced many international oarsmen and oarswomen, including Olympic and World Championship gold.

The club is always on the look out for new rowers, coxswains and coaches.

Officers of the Wellington Rowing Club

Patron: Andy Foster (Mayor of Wellington)

President: Huw Mitchell 

Vice President: Chris Fry

Secretary: Tracey Bates

Safety Officer: Allan Mills 

Club Captain: Joe O'Neill 

Vice Captain: Liz Pittman 

Treasurer: Brad Carter


Richard May

Nina Barton

Tom Walsh 

Jerome McKeefry

John Marsh

Georgia Mcconchie-Murray


Open MenChris Jones
Open WomenJoe O’Neill
Novice WomenChris Jones
Novice MenChris Jones

Dick Joyce

Nina Brown

Laurie Counsel

Richard May

CorporateMaria Chandler


St Pats CollegeJerome McKeefry
Onslow CollegeSarah Maxwell 
St Marys CollegeKim O'Neill
Samuel Marsden CollegiatePedro Figueira & Marsden Commitee Member 
Victoria UniversityTom Walsh, VicRowing

Life Members

J.E. CollinTerry McCarthy
Deidre BurkePeter Delaney
Warrick FowlieDave Martin
Bill GraceLaurie Counsell
Tom JustLaws (Craig) Lawson
Joe O'NeillSheryn Follero (nee Williams)
Dick JoyceJohn Hunter
Graham ShawMichael Grace