Head of the River
Schools’ Head of the River Regatta Sponsored by UniSA
Due to COVID-19 and restrictions around public gatherings, the 2020 Schools Head of the River Regatta sponsored by UniSA has been cancelled.
The 2020 Schools’ Head of the River Regatta sponsored by UniSA was to be held on Saturday 21 March at the Alex Ramsay Regatta Course, Military Road, West Lakes. This year the event was hosted by Pulteney Grammar School.
15 South Australian Secondary Schools take part at the Regatta with the winner of the Schoolboys 1st VIII and Schoolgirls 1st VIII crowned Head of the River Champions.
2019 Schools' Head of the River Regatta Sponsored by UniSA Results
Congratulations to Scotch College who won the 1st VIII schoolgirls race and St Peter's College who won the 1st VIII schoolboys race as well as the prestigious title of Head of the River Champions in 2019.
2019 The Gosse Shield for Schoolboy 1st VIII - St Peter's College
2019 The Florence Eaton Cup for Schoolgirl 1st VIII - Scotch College
The Head of the River Rowing Regatta had its inception on the Torrens Lake in 1922 and is currently held at West Lakes and involves junior coxed quadruple sculling events over 1,000m and 1,500m as well as senior
coxed four and eight races over 2,000m.
For more information on the Schools' Head of the River Regatta Sponsored by UniSA visit the Rowing SA website.
The University of South Australia 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, hard work and collegiate competition, are all qualities that UniSA value and support.
For more information about studying at UniSA visit the Study at UniSA website.
UniSA is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission for our support of elite athletes studying our degrees. For more information visit the Elite Athletes and Performing Artists website.
Photos from the 2019 regatta are available for download on UniSA's Flickr page.
Nutrition and hydration plays a key role in athletic performance. The University of South Australia would like to offer some tips on nutrition for Rowers whilst training, competing and recovering.
Nutrition and Rowing Fact Sheet