Gearoid Towey

Founder of Crossing the Line.

Four time Olympic rower and former World Champion. Got passionate about creating an online resource and community for athletes in transition after he went online for support during the early stages of his retirement and found “a few academic articles and not much else”. He has worked in athlete personal development for Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club and the New South Wales Institute of Sport but felt what retired athletes really need is an independent and confidential resource where ex athletes become the support through their own experiences.

Since retiring from rowing at the Beijing Olympic Games where he competed for Ireland for the last time, he established an events business, been a freelance writer and even tread the boards as an actor for a period of time.

Born and raised in County Cork, Ireland, he currently lives in Sydney.