Contacts and Club Management

Location and Access


Our Clubhouse is on the bank of the Yarra River just south of the Bridge Road bridge in Hawthorn. The main vehicle access is via the Yarra Park Reserve off Creswick Street, Hawthorn (Melways map ref. 44 K9). The roadway into the park goes from Creswick St and under the Hawthorn Bridge into the rowing club area. The Clubhouse can also be reached via the extension of Isabella Grove across Coppin Grove, but there is very limited parking nearby. It is very accessible by tram (use the stop at the intersection of Burwood Rd and Church St) and train (Hawthorn station, then walk east along Burwood Rd).

General Enquiries/Coxing/Coaching/Training

Don't forget to mention if you wish to cox, coach or row competitively or socially.

Junior Rowing Program

Hawthorn operates a Junior Rowing Program for intending rowers aged 18 and under. Email the our head coach at:

To register interest please make sure you include the participant's name and age, and a parent's name and contact phone number.

Learn To Row

For information about our adult learn to row program, visit our Learn To Row page.

Postal Address

P.O. Box 75
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Electronic Payments

Payments to the Club for such things as membership fees, boat storage fees, regatta entry fees, etc. can be made electronically by the following methods:

A. by direct transfer to the Club's account with the Bendigo Bank. Please identify the payment with your surname, initials and payment type, e.g. "Smith FX Subs". The account details are: 

  • Name: Hawthorn Rowing Club Inc

  • BSB: 633 000

  • Account No: 143 589 471

B. Using the XXX online payment agency   (details coming)

Club Committee

Hawthorn Rowing Club is a non-profit organisation and as such the committee is comprised of volunteer members.

The 2019/2020 Committee members are:

President: William Olayos
Vice President: Richard Blackwell
Captain: Pat Freeland-Small
Vice Captain: Andrew O’Halloran
Treasurer: Andrew Vogan
Secretary: Vic Sibillin
Assistant Secretary: TBC
General Committee :  Niki Calastas, Janet Conos, TBC



In addition to the Hawthorn General Committee, we have several subcommittees who deal with more specific areas of club management, plus other key roles such as Junior Head Coach.

Social: Richard Blackwell
House: TBC
Head of the Yarra: Peter Wilson
Rowing Development: TBC

Junior Head Coach: Luciano Morand
Bowball Bulletin: TBC
Website/Facebook: Richard Blackwell
RV Delegate: TBC
Auditor: Dimitrios Beroukas
Learn to Row Program: here