Selection to Auckland U18 Rowing Development Team
Five members of the Macleans College Rowing team have been selected to train in the Auckland U18 Development Squad.
Jack MacDonald (Kupe), Harry Newbury-Lee (Te Kanawa), Daniel Pickles (Hillary), Thomas Stuart (Hillary) and Ben Wight (Upham) have been selected as part of a regional Under-18 training squad known as the Light Blues. They will complete four weekends of training with top rowing coaches from the Auckland region. Eight of the 25-man training squad will then be selected to compete at the Brisbane State Championships in Australia in September.
Macleans Teacher and Rowing Coach Mark Clemo is again involved in the programme, having travelled with the Light Blues squad to Australia in 2015.
Thomas Duffett (Kupe) has also been selected into the Auckland Blues Squad as a Lightweight Athlete. The Blues programme is for Year 13 Students who wish to gain selection to the RPC programme which is one level below the New Zealand Elite Crews. Former pupil James Martin (Te Kanawa) was also selected for this programme.