The Manning River Rowing Club has a proud history that goes back to 1957 and is a located in a pivotal position on the Taree riverfront. The club building is a key piece of infrastructure for both rowers, community and sporting organisations across the region.
Each January the club hosts Rowing NSW’s second biggest regatta, the Taree Summer Regatta, drawing teams and supporters from Sydney, the Illawarra, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and North Coast regions.
The club sustained severe storm damage on Saturday 9th March, 2019 when it was struck by a mini cyclone. The clubhouse and boat shed was de-roofed and equipment and major structural damage occurred. The event happened during the Central Districts Championships Regatta, which was attended by around 1,500 people. Two people were taken to hospital and the event was cancelled.
With the devastating effects of the 2019 mini-cyclone, around $300,000 is needed to bring the club up to current building, sporting and community standards.
Specifically we need your help to:
Through the club's fundraising partnership with the Sports Foundation, donations to this rebuild appeal are tax deductible. A donation of at least $50 will put the club back on its feet so that everyone can enjoy the benefits of rowing on the Manning River.
Thanks for your support!