Curtin University Boat Club celebrates 50 years

Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Categories: Curtin Sports

Curtin University Boat Club celebrated its first alumni event in honour of its 50th year under a full moon and clear skies on May 18th.

The celebration saw both past and current members joining together to celebrate the clubs rich history.

Founding President Con Stacey stated, “the strength as a club comes from our core… our foundation of members, our coaches, and rowing for all.” True 50 years ago, true today!

“Thank you for living my dream” were the closing remarks from Mr Stacey who began the club back in 1969 with a small group of students from the then Western Australian Institute of Technology.

Since his time the club has grown, its fleet has expanded and its membership has seen both highs and lows.

However, throughout, the club has always maintained its core belief in the importance of nurturing new members and the value of good coaches, a belief that Con himself ingrained into the club all those years ago.