The vision of the WA Pathways Strategic Plan 2023 is To consistently produce world-class rowers’.

~ Program Philosophy

In keeping with this philosophy, through the proper implementation of this State Team Selection Policy (Policy), Rowing WA (RWA) aims to:

  • Achieve excellence in interstate competition, with a focus on winning medals at interstate regattas;
  • Provide a transparent and fair framework for the selection of State representative crews that have the best chance of achieving success through competing with distinction in interstate competition;
  • Support the high-performance pathways of athletes, coxswains and coaches.

Program Objectives

Part of the Pathways 2024 mission is to achieve one winning crew at the Interstate Regatta each year.

Other objectives of the State Team program include:

  • Produce medal potential boats that compete for WA in Interstate Regatta;
  • Provide opportunities for athletes and coaches to compete for their state;
  • Provide opportunities to promote the importance and successes of state rowing representation to the rowing and broader communities.

Selection Policies

WA State Team Selection Policy

WA State Team Appeals Procedure

WA State Team - Ergometer Benchmarks (subject to change)

Event Requirements

2023-24 Event Requirements - Senior Crews   Updated  30th August 2023
2023-24 Event Requirements - Youth Crews Updated 30th August 2023
2023-24 Event Requirements - Para Crews Updated 21st July 2023


Nominations for the 2024 State Team have now closed. Good luck to all nominees and let's go WA!!

Senior (Open Age) Crews:

  • Men's Eight - Kings Cup
  • Women's Eight - Queen Elizabeth II Cup
  • Men's Lightweight Coxless Four - Penrith Cup
  • Women's Lightweight Quadruple Scull - Victoria Cup
  • Men's Single Scull - President's Cup
  • Women's Single Scull - Nell Slater Trophy

Youth (Under 21) Crews:

  • Men's Youth Eight - Noel Wilkinson Trophy
  • Women's Youth Eight - Bicentennial Cup

Para Crews:

  • Mens PR3 Single Scull
  • Women's PR3 Single Scull

Previous WA State Teams - Selections and Results

2023 State Team

2022 State Team

2021 State Team

2020 State Team

2019 State Team

2018 State Team

2017 State Team

Rowing Australia - Planning for Success

A key focus for the National Pathway is to support your off-water ambitions and ensure you are able to appropriately manage your life-load which includes areas such as study, training, relationships etc. with the long-term view of retaining you in our sport for many Olympic cycles. With that in mind, the Rowing Australia Pathway Team has developed Planning for Success for prospective national team members; a document that sets out and highlights the requirements and expectations of representation and helps you better understand and manage your own circumstances and commitments.

The full document is available to view on the Rowing Australia website - Planning for Success document
For ease of reference, Rowing Australia have also created Fact Sheets as summary documents: