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Rocket Foods are proud to be the principal partner of Rowing NZ

We’ve been the proud principal partner of Rowing NZ since 2016. We couldn’t be more delighted to do our bit and support real Kiwis on the world stage through sport.

We believe there is excellent affinity between Rocket Foods and Rowing NZ. Both Rocket Foods and Rowing NZ strive for excellene and share the same ambitions; Rocket Foods through the taste and quality of our products and Rowing NZ through performance on the water.

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Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championships 2019

Each year Rocket Foods hosts the New Zealand rowing championships. The 2019 Rocket Foods New Zealand Rowing Championship will be hosted at Lake Ruataniwha, Twizel on 19th to 23rd February.

This yearly event brings together the best rowing talent in New Zealand, from the RPC rowers striving to be selected to trial for national squads, to the club and novice rowers competing for club glory. This week demonstrates the high level of commitment to rowing within New Zealand.

We cannot forget all the volunteers throughout the season who make the regatta possible. From the parents who have provided encouragement, to the coaches and club management that provide guidance and support, and finally the regatta officials who help make the event happen. This event  truly showcases the best that sport in New Zealand has to offer.

Rocket Foods Ambassadors

We’re proud to have several specially selected Rocket Foods Ambassadors that we support for the 2018 year. These talented athletes are the best talent that will represent New Zealand on the world stage. The work that these athletes put into their sport day after day is inspiring and we think they make excellent role models for New Zealand

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Mahé Drysdale

Event:
Men’s Single Scull

Key Achievements:
Current Olympic Best Time – Men’s Single Scull
2016 Olympic Games – Men’s Single Scull – Gold
2015 World Rowing Championships – Men’s Single Scull – Silver

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Robbie Manson

Event:
Men's Single Scull

Key Achievements:
Current World Best Time – Men’s Single Scull
2015 World Rowing Championships - Men's Double Scull – Bronze
2009 World Rowing U23 Championships – Men’s Double Scull – Gold

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Grace Prendergast

Event:
Women's Pair 

Key Achievements:

2018 World Rowing Championships – Women’s Pair – Silver
2017 World Rowing Championships – Women’s Pair – Gold
Double Silver Medallist at Rio de Janerio Olympic Games 2016

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Kerri Gowler

Event:
Women’s Pair

Key Achievements:

2018 World Rowing Championships – Women’s Pair – Silver
2017 World Rowing Championships – Women’s Pair – Gold
2015 World Rowing Championships – Women’s Eight – Silver

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Brooke Donoghue

Event:
Women's Double Scull

Key Achievements:
2018 World Rowing Championships – Women’s Double Scull – Silver
2017 World Rowing Championships – Women’s Double Scull – Gold
2015 World Rowing U23 Championships – Women’s Double Scull – Silver

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Olivia Loe

Event:
Women's Double Scull

Key Achievements:
2018 World Rowing Championships – Women’s Double Scull – Silver
2017 World Rowing Championships – Women’s Double Scull – Gold
2014 World Rowing U23 Championships – Women’s Four – Silver

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Hamish Bond

Event:
Men's Pair

Key Achievements:
Gold Medallist at London Olympic Games 2012
Gold Medallist at Rio de Janerio Olympic Games 2016

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Eric Murray

Event:
Men's Pair

Key Achievements:
Gold Medallist at London Olympic Games 2012
Gold Medallist at Rio de Janerio Olympic Games 2016

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History of the Partnership

Rocket Foods has been involved with Rowing NZ since 2016, though our relationship goes back to 2006. The Rocket Foods Managing Director, Derek Jones and his wife, Judy Jones, became involved with sponsoring Rowing NZ through previous businesses. Since 2006, Derek and Judy have developed a passion for rowing and the athletes and staff that make up the Rowing NZ team.

Derek and Judy were keen to continue to support Rowing NZ, and so have enabled the sponsorship to continue under the Rocket Foods banner. We’re proud to have seen so many inspiring athletes compete on the world stage in this time, and we’re delighted to facilitate the training of the next generation of athletes. We are fully invested in supporting Rowing NZ and their vision.