Torrens Rowing Club And Function Centre
Conference in Adelaide
AddressVictoria Dr. Adelaide. Adelaide, SA, 5000.
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Early in 1903, an avid group of young men discussed the possibility of forming a rowing club. The club raced very competitively over the after 15 years until the outbreak of World War I, when rowing came to a standstill with a tall enlistment of rowing members throughout the country. Over the next decade Torrens competed healthy and won more than the lion’s share of victories both locally and interstate. Opening day of the stylish boat shed in 1933. With peace declared in 1945, the Club was back on the water with the return of enlisted men and munitions workers. The following decade was a very consistent onthewater performance era for the Torrens club. State pennants were almost a foregone conclusion for Torrens and this formed a safe base for the Club for the following two decades. 195765 was a sincere golden era with the Club winning Champion senior fours for eight continuous years, Champion senior eights for seven continuous titles, Senior premierships for six successive years, with also the Junior and Lightweight premierships tomorrow our way another seven times. Tragedy struck the club in 1975, when the top floor of the boat shed was gutted by fire. Only the expertise of the fire officer in charge (an surplus oarsman), saved the boats and bottom floor of the boat shed. In recent years, the additional infrastructure acquisition of a boat shed bay at the West Lakes South Australian Aquatic center ensured the Club had the equal of the best facilities and equipment for its rowers. In our Centenary season of 2003, our customary Opening Day, was postponed by a week as a mark of respect on a national day of mourning for the Bali bombings. Old members attended from all over Australia. Since the hasty beginnings of the ARC, the status of the Club and its members have become firmly entrenched as one of the respected rowing clubs, not only in SA but throughout Australia. Many previous members and oarsmen retired from competition form a group within the ARC obvious as the TOMS (Torrens Worn Members) who have a history all of their own. Beginning and end the TOMS was the brainchild and personal hobbyhorse of Jack pollen, legendary rower and coach for Torrens and the state of South Australia. In his lengthy time at Torrens Jack held fair about every office in the Club up to and including the Presidency. Over the years' numbers gradually declined, although to this day a fitful group of used members still row maximum Sundays. Continuity of the TOMS’ concept has been ensured in recent times, however, thanks to the tireless efforts of Grantley Baldwin. Impaired boys put an eight in the water for a few weirs. Group from time to time, also help the Club financially with various projects. Established after the collapse of the Banks Rowing Club in 1903, the Torrens Rowing Club has promoted novice rowing at all levels for over 110 years. For more than eleven decades, the Club has ensured it has a mighty presence in local, state, national and international regattas and championships, supporting its members to attain their goals in any way it can. In addition to rowing, the Club is also a hub of social activity.
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