Harrison ‘Harry’ Fox is a rower who was awarded a Tier 2 Scholarship within the 2022 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Harry was born in Melbourne in 2001 and discovered a passion for rowing in 2013 while attending Melbourne Grammar School. He is now a junior world champion specialising in sculling and sweeping.
Harry won the world junior title with Double Scull partner Hamish Henriques in 2019 in Japan, and this was the culmination of years of dedication and success with his school team and with the Melbourne University Boat Club, as well as his partnership with coach and SAHOF Member Noel Donaldson at the Victorian Institute of Sport.
In an effort to maintain the momentum of the world title, Harry accepted an opportunity to train and study at Boston University in 2019. However, COVID-19 restrictions cut short his time in the US and he returned to Australia in March 2020.
Harry then switched his focus to domestic competition with great success. At the 2021 Australian National Rowing Championships he won four gold medals at Youth and U/23 level, in events ranging from the Paris to the Eights. He also helped stroke Victoria to its first win in the Wilkinson Cup in seven years, and was rewarded with selection in the U/21 Australian Rowing Team.
Continued success at national and international level has filled Harry with the desire to compete at the Olympic Games and World Championships, while simultaneously completing studies in business management and HR.
“It’s a massive honour to be named as a successful Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship Holder. I’m extremely grateful to be given the resources and support from the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and to be part of such an amazing program with so many great present, former and current athletes.” – Harry Fox on being selected as a 2022 Tier 2 Scholarship Holder.
“Success is when preparation meets opportunity.”
Awards, Honours & Achievements
- 2019: World Junior Rowing Championships, Tokyo, Japan – 1st, Men’s Double Scull
- 2019: Australian National Rowing Championships – 1st, Under 23 Men’s Eight
- 2021: Australian National Rowing Championships – 1st, Interstate Men’s Youth Eight
- 2021: Australian National Rowing Championships – 1st, Under 23 Men’s Eight
- 2021: Australian National Rowing Championships – 1st, Under 21 Men’s Pair
- 2021: Australian National Rowing Championships – 1st, Under 21 Men’s Coxed Four
- 2021: Interstate Regatta Wilkinson’s Cup – 1st, U21 Men’s Eight
Bio picture credit Rowing Australia