Head of the Lake week is here!

Head of the Lake week is here and our rowers are gearing up for the event of the season. Despite there having been a multitude of competitive opportunities throughout the 2021/2022 rowing season, the Head of the Lake event is arguably students’ favourite occasion.

After three terms of training, team-bonding and skill-building, Ballarat Clarendon College crews are excited and ready to put their hard work to the test.

“The entire rowing squad has been working tirelessly over the past three terms in the lead up to this event,” said Captain of Boats, Ellie McClure. “I wish every individual the best of luck and I hope the result is a reflection of all the dedication you have shown to our squad.”

Co-Head of Rowing, Tom Nash, would like to commend all students and staff on the way they have managed to navigate the season among COVID-19 restrictions.

“The Clarendon rowing program can be proud of the way it has approached a season impacted by COVID-19 challenges,” said Mr Nash. “Although the Head of the Lake is a significant event, the success of our season is not defined by the performance on one day and everyone should be enormously proud of the way they have approached this season. There have been some incredible moments throughout the journey and I thank everyone for their hard work and commitment.”

Once again, the rowing program has seen an incredible uptake in student participation, with over 170 students set to compete in the Head of the Lake event.

“We are so excited to take to the water on Sunday and be cheered on by the Spit Crew,” said Captain of Boats, Nelson Troon. “No matter the result I’m sure the entire Clarendon community will be proud. Best of luck to all involved!”

Good luck to our rowers, coaches and volunteer staff. We can’t wait to watch you shine!