Sydney University Rowing is pleased to announce that Rhett Ayliffe is to take up the new position of Director of Rowing at Sydney University. Rhett is a rising star of Australian rowing coaches with an impressive track record, coming most recently from his performances as Junior Development Rowing coach at the Western Australian Institute of Sport where he has been highly successful with crews at an international level in both Senior B and Juniors. At this year?s Youth Olympics, crews under Rhett?s charge swept the pool in both men?s and women?s events. Rhett is also a highly successful oarsman himself. He represented Australian at the World Championships in 1994&5 and, at National Level, represented New South Wales in the Presidents Cup Single Scull, winning in 1995, and the King?s Cup in 1994. Rhett will be working with both the men?s and women?s rowing programmes, in conjunction with Head Coaches Marty Rabjohns and Alan Bennett, and will take an active coaching role himself. He will also use his considerable experience in recruiting to develop programmes in this area to ensure SU Rowing?s exceptional recent success continues into the foreseeable future.

Rhett will be accompanied back to Sydney by his wife Emy and three children Morgan, Kobe and Imogen. Sydney Uni rowing offers Rhett a hearty welcome.

 

Mark Hoffman

SU Boat Club President