29 Nov 2016

NZ Rowing fails to ban lightweight rowing for teens

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 29 November 2016

Rowing New Zealand says it's frustrated and disappointed that secondary school principals have voted to continue lightweight rowing in school rowing regattas. The sports body says weight-restricted rowing at secondary school level poses an unacceptable risk to the health and wellbeing of young people. It recently put the issue to a vote but principals at rowing association member schools voted to retain the grade. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Rowing NZ CEO Simon Peterson and Glendowie College principal Richard Dykes.