Siġġiewi Rowing Club, a voluntary organization (VO) registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organization, was established in 2016 when on 25 August 2016 was enlisted with Malta Rowing Association with the rank of ‘Observer Status’, becoming a full member on 19th January 2022, with all the rights that membership brings with it.
Since its inception in 2016, the Club brought together a number of like minded athletes who formed a vibrant community that gives value to sportsmanship, training guided by scientific principles and friendship. Our Club athletes participate regularly in sliding-seat rowing trainng and competitions and medalled in events such as the National Indoor Rowing Championships, thus gaining the right to represent Malta in international competitions, including the European Indoor Rowing Championships and the World Games held in Wroclaw 2017 (Dr Michelle Vella Wood and Jessica Borg Ghigo). Moreover, in 2017, Dr Michael Borg, an athlete of the Siġġiewi Rowing Club, was the first Maltese athlete to ever participate on behalf of Malta in the World Coastal Rowing Championship.
The Club prioritises para rowing and has various para rowers enrolled with it. These athletes compete in para rowing competitions where a number of successes have already been achieved, including two gold medals awarded to Owen Mallia at the British Virtual Indoor Rowing Championships in September 2021 and two world records in the PR3-ID 17-18 category established Isaac Borg, who also hold the overall PR3 world record in the 100m.
In September 2021, the Club participated for the first time with its own crews in the traditional boat rowing races held in the Grand Harbour as part of the European Week of Sports and on the 31st March 2022, the Club made its debut in the National Regatta commemorating Freedom Day.
25 August 2016
Established through recognition of Malta Rowing Association (Observer Status).
Club Athletes participated for the First time in Malta National Indoor Rowing Championships and medalling.
Club Athletes participated for the first time in international Indoor Rowing Events (BRIC’2016). Since then, athletes participated in various other competitions, including European Championships (medals awarded in F-LW) and the World Games.
Club athlete participated for the first time in the World Coastal Rowing Championships.
Club registers its first para athlete, Antonio Flores, who took part in the Malta National Indoor Rowing Championship’s. athlete participated for the first time in the World Coastal Rowing Championships.
Club enrolled as a Voluntary Organisation (VO/2036).
Club officially recognised by SportMalta SM/C/315.
Club para rower Owen Mallia medalled in the British Virtual Indoor Rowing Championships thus getting the first international para rowing medals for the Club. In the same month, Club took part for the first time with its own boats and crews, as well as boats borrowed from Marsa RC, in the traditional regatta organised in Malta’s Grand Harbour as part of the European Week of Sports.
19 January 2022
Club granted “full membership” of Malta Rowing Association, following a unanimous decision of all other seven Clubs, thus becoming the 8th Full Member of the Association with its own right to participate in Malta’s historical National Regatta.
31 March 2022
Club took part for the first time with its own boats and crews in Malta’s National Regatta.