SL Racing Ambassador programme

Emma Twigg wearing SL Racing gear rows in an SLR single scull on lake Karapiro.

Next across the line.

We’re huge supporters of rowing rising stars and want to give a leg-up to those who are committed to being the best of the best.

Our Ambassador programme hand-picks rowings up-and-coming champions who could benefit from some extra support to enable them to achieve their full potential. Ben Mason was the first recipient of this programme, and we’ve watched him compete in New Zealand and abroad, becoming one of NZ’s rowing talents to watch. And we’ve recently welcomed Oscar Ruston on board our SLR Ambassador programme, another young rower with big aspirations. We can’t wait to see what he will achieve in the coming years and are thrilled to have him on board.

We are always on the lookout for young rowing talent who are passionate about their sport with a drive to be first across the line and support them in their aspirations. Who knows, you may be shoulder-tapped in the future.

How SLR support our Ambassadors:

  • Support and mentorship from some of rowing’s elite
  • Use of an SL Racing boat
  • Financial support
  • A load of gear.
Ben sits on a single scull SL Racing rowing boat. The lake is clear and there is a mountain range behind him. He is wearing a black t-shirt and holding oars.

Find out more about Ben and the challenges he faced during his 2023/2024 rowing season.

Rowing the road to success – meet Oscar Ruston, our newest SLR Ambassador