Schools’ Head of the River Regatta Sponsored by UniSA
The 2018 Schools’ Head of the River Regatta sponsored by UniSA was held on Saturday 17 March at the Alex Ramsay Regatta Course, Military Road, West Lakes. This year the event was hosted by Wilderness School.
15 South Australian Secondary Schools compete at the Regatta with the winner of the Schoolboys 1st VIII and Schoolgirls 1st VIII crowned Head of the River Champions.
Walford Anglican School for Girls won the 1st VIII girls and St Peter's College won the 1st VIII boys races as well as the prestigious title of Head of the River Champions in 2018.
2018 The Gosse Shield for Schoolboy 1st VIII - St Peter's College
2018 The Florence Eaton Cup for Schoolgirl 1st VIII - Walford Anglican School for Girls
The Head of the River Rowing Regatta had its inception on the Torrens Lake in 1922 and is currently held at West Lakes and involves junior coxed quadruple sculling events over 1,000m and 1,500m as well as senior
coxed four and eight races over 2,000m.
For more information on the Schools' Head of the River Regatta Sponsored by UniSA visit the Rowing SA website.
The University of South Australia recognises the success and importance of the Head of the River Regatta to school communities and the opportunity it provides to students. Characteristics like healthy lifestyles, teamwork, hard work and collegiate competition, are all qualities that UniSA value and support.
For more information about studying at UniSA visit the Study at UniSA website.
UniSA is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission for our support of elite athletes studying our degrees. For more information visit the Elite Athletes and Performing Artisits website.
Photos and Videos
Photos from the regatta will be posted UniSA's Flickr page after the event.
You can also now view the footage from the live streaming on the Rowing SA website.
UniSA Head of the River Competition
Enter the UniSA Head of the River competition to win $500 for yourself and $500 for your school’s rowing club. For your chance to win please complete the online entry form. The competition will close on 6 April 2018, with the lucky winner and their school announced on 9 April 2018. Full terms and conditions apply.
Nutrition and hydration plays a key role in athletic performance. The University of South Australia would like to offer some tips on nutrition for Rowers whilst training, competing and recovering.
Nutrition and Rowing Fact Sheet