We do the majority of our on and off-water training at the West End Rowing Club, reflecting a tradition that harks back to the very beginning of rowing at Mt Albert Grammar in the 1930s. MAGS Row is one of several high schools that are affiliated to the West End Rowing Club, which enables us to utilise their facilities and equipment. As a result, a significant proportion of rowers’ and coxswains’ annual fees go towards maintaining MAGS Row’s affiliation with WERC.
The club was founded in 1884 and has a history of developing athletes who have gone on to represent New Zealand at the highest level, including Mahe Drysdale (Olympic gold in 2012 and bronze in 2008) and Juliette Haigh (Olympic bronze in 2012). Many MAGS old boys have gone on to row for WERC and we anticipate this relationship continuing for many years to come.
Our affiliation with WERC means we row in West End Rowing Club’s strip (white) at club regattas, and MAGS Row’s strip (light blue) at school regattas.
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The club is located at Saunders Reserve (accessed via 26 Saunders Place), Avondale.