The Ontario NextGen Performance Centre Team

Performance Director – Phil Marshall
289-778-0750 ext. 5

Phil Marshall has been involved in high performance rowing for over 30 years and has coached at the club, university, provincial and national levels. Prior to joining Row Ontario as Performance Director, Marshall was head coach of the national U23 lightweight men’s team and after coaching with the Olympic women’s team in 2016, Marshall was hired in a full-time senior coaching role with the women’s national team by Rowing Canada Aviron in 2018. In 2021, Marshall coached the Canadian women’s pair of Caileigh Filmer and Hillary Janssens to a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Provincial Coach / ONGPC Operations Manager – Chris Marshall
289-778-0750 ext. 7

With almost 50 years of experience as an athlete, administrator and coach, Chris Marshall brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Row Ontario. Chris is Row Ontario’s Provincial Coach where his primary responsibility is to lead the activities of the Ontario NextGen Performance Centre centralized athlete group. He also manages facility operations of the Ontario NextGen Performance Centre, including the dry land training facility and boathouse.

Head Coach – Talent Identification and Transfer – Sandra Farwell

Sandra Farwell was a member of Canada’s National Rowing Team from 2006-11 and turned to coaching following the close of her National Team career. She’s since coached competitive programs at several clubs in Ontario also has a background in strength and conditioning. At the ONGPC Sandra coordinates all sport specific TID testing and recruiting and liaises with RCA’s NextGen Athlete Recruitment and Pathways Coordinator, in addition to the direct coaching of ONGPC athletes.


108 Thorold Rd E
Welland, ON L3C 4K3

Dryland Facility
2021 Canada Games Way
Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6

Land Acknowledgement

We recognize the Ontario NextGen Performance Centre is located on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and recognize this land as being home and traditional territory to other Indigenous people since time immemorial.