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2022 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships - Premier Draft Nominations

  • 21 Jan 22

After successful racing at the 2021 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships, the Premier 8+ and 4x- will again be drawn in a draft format. 

This is a premier event, however, nominations are called for from all those racing senior level and above at the 2022 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships.

Nominations for the Premier 8+ and 4x- draft close 8am, Wednesday 2nd February 2022.

Crews will be selected on Tuesday 15 February 2022 in a closed selection meeting. Team captains will be established through the winners of the Premier 2- and Premier 1x heats (subject to the number of captains required) at the 2022 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships and take turns at selecting their crew from the nominations received. Coxswains are included in this selection process and can be selected by a captain at any point during the selection process. 

Crews selected through the above process will be announced at the Draft function on Wednesday 16 February. Further information about the announcement function will be advised to all nominees and through Rowing NZ communication platforms.

The number of crews per event is based on the number of nominations received and the draft selection process, so please note that not all that nominate may be chosen in a crew.

All nominations will remain confidential to Rowing NZ and the associated team captains, however, information from these forms may be used at the announcement function. 

Rowing NZ, New Zealand’s Summer Squad and Elite Development Squad athletes are excited about the format for the Premier 4x- and Premier 8+ events, and are looking forward to many exciting races in February.

Nominations

Athletes wishing to nominate themselves must complete the below form to be considered for selection into the Premier 4x- and Premier 8+ events. Athletes may nominate and race in both events. Races will be held on Saturday 19 February. 4x- racing will be held in Block Five, and 8+ racing will be held in Block Six.

Click  here for the Premier 4x- Nomination Form.

Click here for the Premier 8+ Nomination Form.

Click here for the Premier 8+ Coxswain Nomination Form. 

Nominations close at 8.00am Wednesday 2 February 2022.

Selections

All Draft Premier 4x- and Premier 8+ crews will be selected on Tuesday 15 February 2022 in a closed selection meeting.

Team Captains for the 8+ will be established through the winners of the Premier 2- heats (subject to the number of Captains required) and will take turns at selecting their crew from the nominations received.

Team Captains for the 4x- will be established through the winners of the Premier 1x heats (subject to the number of Captains required) and will take turns at selecting their crew from the nominations received.

Crew Announcements

Crews selected through the Selection Process outlined above will be announced at the Draught at the Draft function on Wednesday 16 February, at a location to be determined. Further information on this function will be shared in due course.

The number of crews per event will be based on the number of athlete nominations received and the draft process, and not all nominated athletes may be selected into a crew. Nominated athlete names will only be shared for administrative purposes within Rowing NZ and amongst associated Team Captains. Athletes successfully selected into crews should note that information provided throughout the Nomination Process may be shared publicly at the Draught at the Draft.