The Fred Loek Bursary was established in 2015 in memory of Fred Loek, a long time athlete, coach and supporter of the Don Rowing Club. Fred always had an eye for new talent at the club. He had a wonderful ability to communicate with and inspire many athletes, and helped them prepare for their future in sport and life in general.
The purpose of the Bursary is to provide financial support for a Junior or Under 23 athlete and member of the club who is striving to attain National Team status. Bursary Funds are to be used for expenses related to National or International Regattas or training camps the applicant wishes to attend. The maximum award per athlete will be $500 per annum. No more than 3 Awards will be presented per year.