Special U18 ANZAC Rowing Regatta in 2023


Posted: 11 November 2021
Notice reference #: 1HARBU

A special educational and sporting event for a small team of  five U18 Boys and Girls [ numbers to be confirmed] participating to represent NZ against Australia and Malta in Malta on ANZAC DAY 2023 – U18 Rowing Regatta.

In remembrance of 58,000 sick and wounded ANZACs disembarked in Valletta Harbour for hospital treatment during WWI, buried ANZACs in Malta, and more ....

The one week stay in Malta will be educational, visiting special sites including the Australian Hall, visiting the actual Medical theatre room [preserved since 1918] and more....

The Malta Minister of Sport in conjunction with Malta University Rowing Club and myself [ volunteer] have scheduled April 25, 2023 for the event.

Schools can select one student or up to five & staff.

All students and staff will be located in one venue with buses daily picking students for training including sightseeing of WWI sites.

A great opportunity for students to experience the history of Beyond Gallipoli which many say it's the best kept secret in WWI.

I will be arranging a full itinerary for the event plus information for the one week stay. Also FISA will likely be joining us to watch the events.

I am waiting for accommodation costs including lunch +daily transport- will soon be available.

Great opportunity representing your country and schools.

If there is interest please let me know ASAP…

All students will also participate in the Special ANZAC Service with NZ High Commission for Malta as well Australian High Commission in Malta.

Australia's Governor General and NZ Governor General will receive notification of the event as well supported by Education Ministers and Veterans Affairs.

Final call for safe travel will be made in April 2022 in conjunction with FISA.

For more details contact John via email: malta.anzacs@gmail.com

Further information

Contact: John Calleja