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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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New Zealand Rowing Council Training Squads

To be successful in overseas competitions, especially in eight-oared events, it is necessary to give crews intensive training beforehand. As few rowing clubs are strong enough to produce sufficient men of world standard, the New Zealand Rowing Council has had to arrange the training of crews drawn from clubs throughout the country. In 1961 the council formed a squad to train for the eights at the British Commonwealth Games in November 1962. This crew's success at Perth encouraged the council to sponsor a similar training programme for the 1964 Olympic Games at Tokyo. During the 1963–64 season the crew competed at the various regattas in order to qualify for selection for the Olympic Games at Tokyo.