Diocesan has a strong rowing programme and one of its top hopefuls is Ella Simanu.
The 17-year-old Year 13 student will lead the charge at the Maadi Cup next month in Twizel. She is an old hand at this marquee event, the 2016 regatta being her fourth since she took up the sport as a fresh-faced Year 9.
Last year she medalled once, a bronze in the Under 17 eight, but Simanu has her sights on more silverware this time with her Diocesan teammates.
"It's pretty hectic and busy, but really cool to be surrounded by so many rowers all doing the same thing you are. It's such a cool vibe," says Simanu.
"We prepare well for it. We'll be at Maadi for 11 days, so you know when to switch on and race."
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