• 13 March 2023

Marsden Rowers give it everything at NISS

Marsden rowers had an outstanding weekend at the North Island Secondary School Champs (NISS).

With 80 schools and 1800 competitors, Marsden’s 15 rowers raced their way into one A Final and four B Finals.


NISS is an incredibly tough event, where due to such high entry numbers the progression towards finals day can often feel brutal. All Marsden rowers gave it everything they had and it was inspiring to see how supportive of each other they were. The athletes faced weather ranging between heavy rain and wind for heats, a super-hot day for semi-finals, and our finals day was delayed due to thick fog.  


Final placings in the North Island

Event Place Rowers
Girls U15 quadruple sculls 7th Imogen, Charlie, Thea, Katie, Isabella (cox)
Girls U15 double sculls 11th Grace K, Paige
Girls U16 quadruple sculls 12th Imogen, Charlie, Thea, Katie, Isabella (cox)
Girls U15 quadruple sculls 15th Grace K, Maddie, Paige, Millie, Kate(cox)
Girls U18 double sculls – scratched (illness) 16th Grace W, Tilly

From here, Marsden will have 12 rowers competing at the AON Maadi Cup, the largest school sports event in the Southern Hemisphere, with 2,500+ rowers from 130+ schools. The regatta is 27 March – 2 April at Lake Karapiro.

The team would like to thank our incredible parent support, the encouragement throughout the regatta by the Marsden community, and sponsor Rutherford and Bond Toyota for the ute that safely gets our boats to where they need to be.


Toyota Ute generously sponsored by Rutherford & Bond

Congratulations to all Marsden rowers for the commitment, effort and discipline you’ve put in over these last six months. 

Bring on Maadi!!!