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Kendall Brodie

Age

32

Place of Birth

PADDINGTON, NSW

Senior Club

Sydney Rowing Club

Coach

Mark Prater

Olympic History

Paris 2024

High School

Presbyterian Ladies College, Sydney

 

Kendall's Story

Kendall Brodie created history in 2018, becoming the first woman to steer the Australian men's coxed eight in international competition after rule amendments made by World Rowing allowed for coxswains to become gender neutral.

The change has seen Kendall become an integral member of the men's eight team since her debut in 2018.

Born in Sydney, Kendall attended Presbyterian Ladies College in Sydney where she first began to row before joining Sydney Rowing Club in 2009, later joining the board of directors as well as being appointed vice captain of the club.

Kendall coxed the club's winning men's eight team, which broke a 15-year drought at the NSW championships in 2015, before later leading the same team to victory at the Riverview Gold Cup. Kendall went on to represent New South Wales in the Queens Cup, coxing the women's eight from 2013 to 2018.

In 2018, Kendall moved to Canberra to train at the Rowing Australia National Training Centre after being selected for the Australian men's eight.

Kendall first represented Australia at the 2018 World Rowing Cup II, where Australia came in fifth place. Later that year at the 2018 World Championships in Bulgaria, Kendall and the men's eight finished in second place behind Germany.

Kendall continued to cox the men's eight in 2019 as the team pursued qualification for what became the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games in 2021. While the team qualified, Kendall was not selected for the Games.

Undeterred, Kendall returned to domestic level and saw great success moving into coxing the men's eight for New South Wales, winning the King's Cup in 2019, 2022 and 2023.

Kendall regained her spot as coxswain in men's eight in 2022 and coxed Australia to second place in both the World Rowing Cup II and World Rowing Cup III that year, before a bronze medal finish at the World Championships in the Czech Republic.

In 2023, Kendall was again the rudder for the men's eight for a successful season, with the highlight being a first-place finish at the World Rowing Cup III in which the Australians upset the favourites the United Kingdom in the final. Later that year Kendall would also be coxswain in a second-straight bronze medal finish for Australia at the World Championships.

Kendall currently serves as the head coach of the Canberra Grammar School Rowing team and also works as a freelance graphic designer.

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