Buckingham (Bucks) has a long and proud history of success in rowing dating back to its formation in 1910. The walls of our brand new clubrooms are lined with photos, honour boards and trophies from successful Buckingham crews over the past 105 years. Below is a brief sample of that success.
- Bucks crews regularly win multiple State Championships each year (Eight in 2015, including Women’s Senior 8+).
- A record twenty six State Pennants since 1925 including 6 consecutively from 2008-2013.
- Recent selection of Bucks members for Australian representation at international competition. In recent years this has included; Max McQueeney, Sam Volker, Meaghan Volker, David Poulson (coach). These more recent selections add to a long history of Australian representation by Bucks members since 1962.
- Regular high proportion of Bucks members selected for state crews. Ten selected this year in Kings, Queen’s, Penrith, Presidents and Bicentennial Cup’s.
Buckingham has the most up to date and extensive fleet of shells, rowing equipment and gym equipment of any club in the state. Located directly adjacent to the Tasmanian Institute of Sport rowing program, Buckingham boats from the most modern and largest boat shed in Tasmania.
A Century of Community Service
Established in 1910, Buckingham Rowing Club has always been one of the premier rowing clubs of Tasmania with an enviable tradition of success nationally and internationally in both male and female events from junior rowing through to the very popular veteran events. The Buckingham Rowing Club spirit is what has driven this success for nearly 100 years and this spirit will propel our crews onto the podium throughout the 21st century and beyond.
Buck’s clubhouse walls are covered with oars, trophy cabinets and photographs showing our crews going back to the early years of the last century. Buck’s has proudly and successfully been represented in the sport of rowing by its members at club, state, national and at the international level.
Besides catering for the elite athlete, Buck’s has always maintained a strong link with the wider the community. This is evident in its regular Learn-to-Row programs targeting more senior members of the community promoting healthy outdoor activity. Junior rowing has also played a major part in the success of the club. In the past decade Buckingham’s junior programs have included students from as many as 20 local schools and colleges.
GPO Box 1093, Hobart,Tasmania, 7001, Australia