Rowers rule at Holy Rosary School

| March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The rowing team at Holy Rosary School in Edenvale, Johannesburg, has shot from a sixth-place national ranking to third best in the short space of 12 months. The girls have had the privilege of interacting with four Olympic gold medallists and the school rowing club contributed to upgrades at Roodeplaat Dam. The girls are accustomed to 05:00 practice starting time and participation in gruelling races like the 30 km pre-season Long Row at the Vaal River.

Lauren Soll and Kristen Walker recently represented South African schools in the 94th Ghent May International Regatta in Belgium, as part of the South African development team. Soll received a silver medal in the U16 doubles event and Walker missed a bronze by four seconds in the U18 quad race.

Head rowing coach Mpumi Geza was also selected by Rowing South Africa’s International Committee from several applicants to be the assistant coach for the Boys 8+ national team that competed at the Junior World Championships in Trakai, Lithuania from 7-11 August 2013.

Holy Rosary School Rowing Club partnered in 2013 with Soweto Rowing Club to enhance all the young rowers’ skills.

Category: Autumn 2014

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