10 Dec 2008

Rowing New Zealand names new High Performance Manager

6:01 pm on 10 December 2008

Rowing New Zealand's new high performance manager is a former international coxswain and coach Alan Cotter.

He replaces Andrew Matheson, who's now with Rowing Australia.

Cotter, who's 52, is a former New Zealand Coach of the Year in 1988 and was a successful cox

throughout the 1970s and 1980s, winning numerous national titles before joining the national squad.

He'll focus on the immediate management and development of the Elite, Under-23 and Junior international teams .

And Judith Hamilton, who's 41, will join the high performance team to oversee the national squad support programme, and development of the Regional Performance Centre programme.

They'll work with chief coach Dick Tonks.