Schools’ Head of the River Rowing Regatta, sponsored by UniSA

The Head of the River Rowing Regatta had its inception on the Torrens Lake in 1922 and is currently held at West Lakes. The Regatta involves junior coxed quadruple sculling events over 1,000 metres and 1,500 metres, as well as senior coxed four and eight races over 2,000 metres. 

For more information on the Schools' Head of the River Regatta, visit the Rowing SA website. 

UniSA recognises the success and importance of the Head of the River Regatta to school communities and the opportunity it provides to students. Characteristics like healthy lifestyles, teamwork and collegiate competition are all qualities that UniSA values and supports. 

UniSA is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission for our support of elite athletes who study a UniSA degree while also pursuing a sporting career. For more information visit the UniSA Elite Athlete and Performer Program web page.

2021 Schools' Head of the River Regatta 

In 2021, the prestigious Head of the River title was won by Scotch College in the Schoolgirls 1st VIII race and St Peter's College in the Schoolboys 1st VIII race. 

2021 The Gosse Shield for Schoolboy 1st VIII - St Peter's College
2021 The Florence Eaton Cup for Schoolgirl 1st VIII - Scotch College


To download photos from the 2021 season, visit UniSA's Flickr page or the Rowing SA website.

Fact sheet

Nutrition and hydration plays a key role in athletic performance. For tips on nutrition for rowers while training, competing and recovering, download the Nutrition and Rowing Fact Sheet.