The Brisbane Grammarians Rowing Club (BGRC) is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The Grammarians began in 2009 as an initiative of the BGS Old Boys' Association and with the support of the Tipperoo Club.
The club has grown to include about 50 members who are a mix of ex-rowers and guys who are new to the sport. Getting reconnected, getting fit and having a good time are three goals for our members. We row from the Rowing Queensland shed, which is just behind the BGS shed at Jane Street, West End.
The club is a tremendous way to reconnect with old mates from school and join up with guys who you may not have known before. There is a mix of both competitive and social rowing with a good range of lunches, dinners and other social events to keep members connected. The post-row morning coffee at West End is always a well-attended and humorous gathering of men.
The BGRC has quality boats including three eights, two coxless fours, two pairs and two single sculls. Grammarian rowers row both socially and very competitively across a mix of summer sprint regattas, 4km races in winter and then Head races from June until November. Grammarian crews have performed well in Australia's biggest head race, the Head of the Yarra in the last weekend of November. That weekend is a fine mix of hard racing and celebrating this iconic and spectacular event as more than 260 VIII's row the narrow and winding 8.6km course from the city to Hawthorne RC.
The Grammarians will be celebrating this 10-year milestone alongside current and ex-Grammar rowers and their families and friends at the River Party function on Saturday 19 October at the BGS Rowing Shed. That function will launch the upcoming boys Rowing season and fundraise for the BGS Rowing program.
We would love to see you there. Come and say hello to us and find out more about the club and have a look at our equipment and shed.