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australian rowers profiles and history

Nelly Brandsma OAM

Curtin University Rowing Club 1975-1978, ANA Rowing Club 1993-1997 and Swan River Rowing Club, 1998-2011.

A strong masters rower.

Nelly competed in 16 World Masters Rowing Championships, 1997-2008.

She has won over 50 Gold Medals and continued rowing well into her 80s, winning her last medal at age 88 before retiring. 

Nelly was a teacher and real estate agent.

Andrew Guerin
January 2021

Sourced from Australia Day Honours list 2021.

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