Ghent Students Rowing
Ghent Students Rowing ( StudentenRoeien Gent / SRG ) was a rowing club for students in the Belgian city of Ghent. This association was the first official student rowing club of Flanders. It was the only rowing club of Ghent that has Start to Row 18 + as a priority objective.
At the end of 2004, the initiative of Marc Verhoeyen, a former international rower and alumnus of Hogeschool Gent (University College Ghent), created the conditions to make a deal with the student services department of the Ghent University and Akhenaton Rowingschool, a club from Brussels active in the clubhouse of Royal Club Nautique de Gand . The creation of a new network is done. Stimulated by starting rowing student Evelien Vercleyen, a student at Hogeschool Gent (University College Ghent) and Assistant Professor Steven Van Pottelberg of the Ghent University it becomes a de facto association. From 2006 they will be a member of The East Flemish Rowing League the Belgian Rowing Federation and the International Rowing Federation FISA. The second and main host club Veterans Rowers Association has traditionally specialized in slightly older rowing athletes, but they were also educating students in rowing.
In early 2008, the UGhent-Rector Paul Van Cauwenberge takes the initiative to bring the first Ghent Student Regatta to Portus Ganda, a highlight of contemporary urban design in the heart of Ghent. It was a huge prime time national media event Flandersnews.be The chairman of the Dutch Rowing Federation of Students wants to offer know-how. N.S.R.F. are the suppliers of 80% of the international crews in the northern neighbors. Tim Maeyens, 4th in the Olympic single scull finals for Belgium, has also the opinion that students rowing deserve more attention and support. In March 2009 the clubs received their first racing boat from the Dutch students rowing federation. In November of that year the Dean of the Ghent University gave a great silver plate to de president of the Dutch federation. It was given at the Chairmen's congres where David McGowan was one of the speakers.
Autonomy and activities
Student Services of the 4 colleges, university and the MBA - Institute are part of the network, but the club does not receive any other support. The urban rowing course Watersportbaan of Ghent is available. The annual Orca's Final Students Races and Company Eights Regatta in Holland and Passage true Ghent are popular with rowing students.
This Belgian club likes to work on the creation of the Belgian Students Rowing Federation and Students Rowing Flanders . There is still a long way to go before getting ready to participate at the Temple Challenge Cup of the Henley Royal Regatta.
Private club Royal Club Nautique de Gand and several Henley winner will start up again a structure for students from October 2013 on. They did it also during the 19th century and in the 1920s and 1960s.
- website Ghent Students Rowing / Dutch
- Hazewinkel Regatta and Students Regatta Amsterdam 2007 ( NSRF & NOOC 'Slotwedstrijden'
- SRG clubparty 2008
- Hasselt Students Regatta Belgium
- University of Liège Rowing Club in Belgium /en/fr/nl
- Ghent University Association
- K.U.Leuven Association
- European Students' Union
- European University Sports Association