Club Awards

SEASON 2013-4

Most Successful Competitors
These awards are for those competitors who, by their performance on the water, have gained recognition for the Club and should thus have their performance recognised in return.
The most successful oarsman, oarswoman, coxswain, and master are determined by the number of points each rower receives for their events. These are accumulated on the following basis:

  • One point for each start in a race
  • An extra three points for a win in a final of that event
  • Two points for a second place in final if 3 or more crews in event
  • 1 point for a third place in final if 4 or more crews in event
  • Half a point for making a final if heats are required
  • 0.1 points for every crew in division defeated in time trial events
  • Championship races are awarded double points

The most successful coach is determined by the same system (results of crews, not individuals) however where two or more individuals share the coaching of a given crew, points are divided equally between the coaches. In the event of a tie, the winner is decided on count back of number of wins for the season. If wins are also equal, a tie is declared and the award is shared.

The Committee congratulates the following members on their success in Season 2013/14.

Most Successful Oarsman
Ben Elgar-White

Most Successful Oarswoman
Swathy Sanjay

Most Successful Coxswain
Caitlin Ripper

Most Successful Master
Ross Mursell

Most Successful Coach
(not awarded in 2013/14)

Cam Murrell Trophy for the Most Improved Oarsman
This trophy is named in honour of Cam Murrell who is a past president and honorary Life Member of the Power House Rowing Club. This trophy is awarded each year to the oarsman who is considered by the Committee to have shown the most improvement in their rowing throughout the current season. In season 2013/14, the trophy is awarded to Ross Mursell.

Kate McKinnon Trophy for the Most Improved Oarswoman
This trophy is named in honour of Kate McKinnon, who represented the Club during 1982 and in 1983 was selected to represent Victoria in the Women’s Lightweight Four. During that year, the Lightweight Four won at the Australian Championship. This trophy is awarded each year to the oarswoman who is considered by the Committee to have shown the most improvement in their rowing throughout the current season. In season 2013/14, the trophy is awarded to Greer Lamaro.

Captain’s Trophy
This trophy is awarded each year by the Captain at his / her sole discretion. The trophy is awarded to a Club member who has greatly assisted the Captain during the year or has made a significant contribution to the Club during the season. Caitlin Ripper has awarded this trophy to Bradley Jones and Andrew Holman.

President’s Trophy
This trophy is awarded each year by the President at his sole discretion. The trophy is awarded to a Club member who has greatly assisted the President during the year or has made a significant contribution to the Club during the season. Paul Dean has awarded this trophy to Bruce Winnen.

Honour Pocket
Power House Rowing Club has long awarded Honour Pockets to individuals who perform above and beyond the course of normal service during the season. The Committee has decided to award an Honour Pocket to Jeff Hills.

Club Person of the Year
This trophy is awarded by the Committee at their discretion. The trophy is awarded to the Club member who has gone above and beyond in their contributions to the day to day running of the Club. The Committee has decided to award this trophy to Bruce Winnen.

Oarbender Award
This award is presented in recognition of a members’ dedication and commitment to off-water training. For Season 2014/15, the honour of the Oarbender Award was presented to Bradley Jones.

Most Successful Volunteer Coach
This trophy is awarded by the Committee at their discretion, and is designed to encourage our Volunteer coaches to continue providing their time and experience in order to build on the success the Club sees on the water. The Committee has decided to award this trophy to Matthew Rook.

50 Years Membership
This award is presented to Club members reaching the milestone of 50 years membership with Power House Rowing Club. The past 50 years for the club has seen a period of great change; from the Albert Park Lake boathouse era and the Power House Sunday Night Dances (a regular event of the Melbourne social scene), to our current boathouse location on the Yarra River. The newly renovated Rowing Tank, gym and change rooms provide a fresh and rejuvenated environment enabling the success for current and future members to come. In recognition of 50 wonderful years of membership, service and friendship; this award is presented to our President, Paul Dean