International Workshop Karachi Boat Club

Karachi, Pakistan, May 7, 2018: Alan started rowing in London, and was fortunate enough to train with the GB National Lightweight squad for 2 years (Coach Alan Bennett).

Having worked in engineering, Alan decided to take up an offer to become Boathouse Manager for Westminster School Boat Club. During this time he also coached on the GB National Team for 7 years, working with Under 23 and senior athletes, both heavyweight and lightweight.

In the late nineties, Alan moved to Australia. Since then he has been Head Coach at Sydney Rowing Club and Sydney University Women’s Rowing Club and has coached on 5 Australian National Teams. He was Head Coach of Tokyo University Boat Club in Japan for 2 years.

Having previously coached on the Singaporean National Team, he rejoined them again in 2013, going to the World Championships and the SEA Games, securing their first ever gold medal in a single scull event.

He subsequently coached at the 2014 Asian Games finishing 4th, the 2015 SEA games finishing with two bronze medals, and ultimately qualifying and for and attending the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In his current role at Rowing NSW, Alan is charged with delivering coach education across the state as well as managing the Pathways program aimed at keeping young rowers involved in the sport and transitioning from school to club and beyond.

Venue: Karachi Boat Club

Over the past decade, Karachi Boat Club (KBC) has been actively committed to the development of rowing. Coaching plays a big role in developing our rowers and taking them forward to the next level. We place great importance on our coaches, as they lead teams and have a great impact.

KBC, in collaboration with Rowing Australia, has been inviting senior international coaches to conduct training courses and workshops for our coaches. Over the past 8 years, these courses have enabled our coaches to obtain international coaching accreditation, and most of the coaches now hold level 2 licenses that are recognized internationally.

Instructor: Alan Bennett

List of Participants:

MeherdilBabai Cedar College
Asif Aziz Karachi Boat Club
Mubaraz Ashraf Karachi Boat Club
Reem Ansari The CAS School
Umer The Indus Academy
Ahsan Rasheed The Lyceum
Syed Muhammad Belal Foundation Public School
Abdul Qayyum Khan Nixor College
Mohammad Abdul Rafique (Adil ) Karachi Boat Club
Asghar Ali Karachi Boat Club
Imran Khan Karachi Boat Club
Abbas Baloch Karachi Boat Club
AneelShahzad The CAS School
Jameel Ahmed Bayview Academy School


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