Our Coaches

Banks Rowing Club prides itself on the expertise and variety of its coaching team. All members of the coaching team aim to let every athlete perform to their highest standard and achieve their on water performance goals whilst embodying the Banks vision. 

Brendan Scott - Senior Men's Coach

Brendan has been involved in rowing for a number of years. He has seen success through leading school programs both at St Patrick's College in Ballarat and St Kevin's college where he is currently also the 1st VIII coach. He also took the Mercantile Youth Men seeing positive results throughout the season before coming to Banks and joining our senior men where he has created an environment which has allowed all the athletes to thrive and achieve their goals.

Eleanor Crute - Senior and Youth Women's Coach

Eleanor has been involved in rowing for more than 10 years. She began her coaching career eight years ago and has been involved in many schools and masters rowing programs. She has a great passion for the sport, especially encouraging and supporting the involvement of young women in rowing. When coaching she emphasizes correct technique, goal setting and time management. Her aim is to create an inclusive environment where all athletes feel valued. 

“Culture off the water breeds success on the water.”

For questions about our Senior and Youth Women's squad Eleanor can be reached at Eleanor512@hotmail.com

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Blair Baggott - Club Men's and Women's Squad Coach

Blair has over 10 years of rowing experience as both a competitor and a coach. Prior to moving to Melbourne and joining Banks in 2021, he was involved in the rowing community in Sydney, coaching at a Highschool and University level. Blair oversaw the novice squad at the University of New South Wales Rowing Club, where he taught newcomers to the sport the fundamentals of rowing. “Everyone is welcome in our boat, it’s a great place to work on your fitness and enjoy the rowing lifestyle, as well as make friends and achieve both physical and mental goals. Rowing is a demanding sport, and I have found dedicating time to it helps me focus and excel in other areas of my life, an opportunity I believe should be extended to everyone.”

For questions about our Club squads Blair can be reached at Blair292@gmail.com

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