Rowing at Craighead has existed since 1997. Coached for the past 16 years by Dean Milne, the Rowing Group are very fortunate to have a coach of his calibre and commitment especially given his input is purely voluntary.

Parent involvement is essential and the key factor for the group flourishing. Craighead Rowing takes pride in its association with the school acting as ambassadors and representing the school culture and sporting ethics. The other key relationship is with Timaru Rowing Club to which the Craighead group is affiliated. The TRC is the official link to Rowing NZ and also provides the facilities at Saltwater Creek.

Craighead Rowing in association with the school own 10 rowing boats, 2 chase boats, a boat trailer, 7 ergs and various other equipment.

Rowing provides the girls with fantastic organisational skills which they use to ensure they maintain their school subject results whilst training and competing at rowing regattas from September to April. They are physically and mentally fit and enjoy the close relationships they form with the entire squad.

During Terms 1 and 4, training camps and regettas are held at weekends.  Training occurs after school and early in the mornings.  Craighead attends the Maadi Cup.  

Teacher in Charge - TBC​​​​​​​

Rowing 2024

Emily Caird and Lilly Grant were selected for the South Island Under-18 rowing team to take on the North Island at Lake Karapiro over the school holidays.

They have also been nominated in the Team of the Year category for the South Canterbury Sports Awards.

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​​​​​​​This season Craighead achieved 2 medals at the AON NZ Secondary Schools Rowing Regatta.  The U17 four (Annabelle Talbot, Lily Grant, Lily Richardt, Emily Caird, Tessa Westgarth) got bronze, and the U17 pair (LIly Grant, Emily Caird) won the national title.

Annabelle, Lilly, Lily and Emily were chosen to trial for the South Island team to compete against the North Island, with Emily and Lilly being selected for this team, travelling to Hamilton to compete.

In the fitting finale for the season, Lilly ad Emily were nominated for Team of the Year at the recent South Canterbury Sports Awards for their efforts in the U17 pair.