The 2024 Engage Row Grow Challenge is here!

Clubs and schools are encouraged to earn as many points as possible through completing challenges and having their members participate in development & engagement sessions throughout 2024. The E.R.G. Challenge replaces what has been known as the Club and School Engagement Competition.

Individuals can earn points for their club or school Hour of Power & Club Development sessions - 2 points for attending!

An exciting array of challenges will be unveiled in July, in time for "Act Belong Commit August", where hundreds of points will be up for grabs for clubs & schools.

The GRAND PRIZE for the winning club or school is a brand-new Concept 2 Erg! The winner will be announced at the 2024 Rower of the Year Awards. 

The E.R.G Challenge is proudly supported by Act Belong Commit!

Over the past few years, Rowing WA has deepened its partnership with Healthway, now extending to align with the Act Belong Commit initiative. This collaboration naturally reflects the heightened focus on mental health in the post-COVID era, where mental well-being is a significant public health concern.

Mental illness continues to be a major public health issue in Western Australia with depression currently the largest health problem globally.  Physical inactivity is recognised as an important risk factor for ill health in Western Australia & is a key contributing factor towards increased anxiety & depression.  Rowing WA's partnership with Healthway | Act Belong Commit enables us to offer a range of opportunities to change behaviour to improve & maintain mental health, as well as opportunities to increase physical activity.

Act Belong Commit's key messages will be the main focus throughout the partnership & in everything we do:

  • Being active & having a sense of belonging all contribute to happiness & good mental health & wellbeing;
  • Getting involved in sport & recreation is enjoyable & provides a sense of achievement - it's as simple as ABC, Act Belong Commit;
  • It's easy to get involved, have a go & participate through Rowing WA!  Meet new friends, have fun & learn new skills;
  • Getting involved in community is enjoyable & provides a sense of achievement.



Act Belong Commit Ambassador Jack Cleary

Jack Cleary & Sam Marsh sat down with Rowing WA in 2022 to talk about all things rowing & wellbeing. Watch the video below to get their insights!



Club and School Engagement Competition

Congratulations Fremantle Rowing Club - winners of the 2022 and 2023 Club and School Engagement Competitions!

Freo Head Coach Alex Thompson presented with their grand prize, sponsored by Act Belong Commit - a pair of brand new Croker Oars!