Rowing ACT Head Coach Appointment

Nick Garratt is Rowing ACT’s next Head Coach.

Garratt will move to Canberra following on from coaching the successful 2017 NSW Kings Cup crew and as Head coach at Mosman Rowing Club.

Rowing ACT President David Bagnall welcomed Nick’s appointment, and the greater involvement of Rowing ACT in managing the ACT High Performance Program, along with our partners, Rowing Australia and ACTAS. “We think Nick has the skills to get the best out of our aspiring younger rowers and work co-operatively with our diverse club and school programs” Bagnall commented.

Nick is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected coaches, having coached crews at the Sydney, Athens, Beijing and London Olympics. As coach of the 2012 women’s eight, he was instrumental in getting the so-called “Motley Crew” qualified for the London Olympics.

As head coach of Mosman Rowing Club for the last decade, he has overseen a very successful club that managed to integrate juniors, seniors and Masters rowers, while also producing talented youngsters who have rowed Internationally.

Garratt previously held the role of Head Coach at Haberfield Rowing Club (now UTS Rowing Club) from 1988 to 1992. He moved back to Western Australia to take on the role of Talent Identification Coach at the Western Australian Institute of Sport, a position he held until 1995.

ACTAS Manager Gerard Corradini  commented that “ACTAS is looking forward to working with Nick and leveraging his vast experience with identifying and developing talented rowers, and engaging with partners and stakeholders to enhance the local pathways”

In 2016, Garratt was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Australia Day Honours.