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australian rowers profiles and history

Raymond J Smith OAM

Essendon Rowing Club (VIC) then Pine Rivers Rowing Club (QLD)

The following details come from Ray's OAM award details which was awarded in 2023 Australia Day Honours List.

Rowing Australia

• Coach Women's Under 19 Pair and Quad, 2022. 

• Coach, Women's Under 19 Double Scull, 2021 and 2022.

• Coach Mens Under 23 Pair and Four 1992.

Rowing Queensland

• Former Member, Management Committee.

• Former Team Selector.

• Former Coach, Open and Masters Representative Teams. 

• Coach, Interstate Masters Team, 2020-2021.

• Queensland King's Cup Coach, 1991-1995. 

Pine Rivers Rowing Club

• Head Coach and Head Crew Selector, current.

• Committee Member, Boat Captain, Chairman, 1981-2008.

• Life Membership.

• Member, since 1980.


• Co-Founder, Rowing Program, and Rowing Coach, Genesis College Bray Park, since 2017.

• Coach Mentor, St. Joseph's Nudgee College, 2011-2017.

• Athlete, coach, administrator and mentor since 1981.

• Former Member, Essendon Rowing Club.

Extracted by Andrew Guerin
January 2023

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