Meet the Team

School Discipline

Rowing is part of Auckland Grammar School's educational programme. While boys are training, competing or traveling, Auckland Grammar School's fundamental rules apply and must be strictly adhered to. Please note this also applies to training and camps during the school holidays and any time during which an athlete is representing Auckland Grammar School.

Any serious breach of school rules may result in the rower being sent home at the parent's expense. The decision to send a boy home from a regatta or camp will be made by the Master in Charge, Rowing Manager and in consultation with the Director of Rowing and/or the Head Coach. Regardless of where a serious breach of School rules takes place, any disciplinary action will follow normal school procedures.

Click here to read the School rules.

Mr Will Maling, Head Coach

I coxed for Auckland Grammar School, beginning in 1999 and culminating in steering the 2002 Maadi Cup Eight crew. In my Under 18 season, I began coaching; between 2003-2004, I had the pleasure of coaching a young (but very large) Michael Arms '03 in his Under 15 season.

In 2006 I left to spend two seasons coaching King's College under Barry Cleal, the first Grammar coach to lead the team to the Maadi Cup. In 2009 I was given the job of resurrecting Mount Albert Grammar School's rowing squad, first as Head Coach and later as Director of Rowing. In 2015 the Mount Albert crew lined up for the Maadi final for the first time in 30 years.

I re-joined Grammar as Head Coach in September 2017 and am currently in my second year of coaching the Auckland Under 18 Light Blues team.

I am also helping to coach the Blues RPC team, and earlier this year coached the North Island Under 18 team, but my real passion is working with school athletes. I also teach Physical Education, Social Studies, and Geography at Auckland Grammar.

Mr Campbell Lowe, Master in Charge

I competed in rowing for 7 years, starting at Napier Boys' High School and competing in all boats for the Hawkes Bay Rowing Club. I then went on to row at Otago University where I rowed for the top eight, at both the National University Championships and at an international regatta in China, and went on to be selected for the NZ University crew for two years, competing against Australia in the Trans-Tasman series.

In the summer season, I rowed for the Southern Regional Provincial Centre (RPC). I have coached at Canterbury University and Burnside High School for three years, where I also helped to manage the rowers.

In 2015, I started teaching at Auckland Grammar School in the Physical Education department and in 2016 I took over from John Etty as the Master in Charge of Rowing.