In spite of South African Schools’ Rowing Championships ending over two months ago, we find ourselves in a rather unique position. Thirteen of our very own have yet to let the blisters settle on a remarkable school rowing season (culminating in our win at the Championships) and have proceeded to represent various squads, namely the SASRU U16 development squad and the Gauteng Junior squad.

Our immensely talented U16 rowing age group rowers have contributed eight rowers to the SASRU squad namely, Alexandra Truscott, Catherine Phillips, Claire McIvor, Emma Gray, Hannah Newman, Kelly Carreira, Samantha Pringle and Tali Newman. These girls have been touring England representing the squad at both the Walingford and Bedford Regattas. At the Wallington Regatta, they won the gold medal for the quad and bronze medal for the eight!

At the senior level, we extend our congratulations to Caitlin Miller, Helen Moore, Sarah McKay and Catherine Roberg for receiving their Gauteng Schools’ Rowing Federation Provincial Colours. Well done, girls.

Paige Crooks