Gauteng Rowing Championships

November 06, 2018 | Girls’ College | Author: James Henry Buchanan

50 Rowers turn out for St Stithians Girls' College at the Gauteng Rowing Championships

This weekend the St Stithians Girls’ Rowing club entered one of its biggest ever rowing squads into the 2018 Junior Gauteng Rowing Championships. The rowers showed their determination and courage in trying conditions, achieving excellent results across all age groups.

Photo Credit: Quentin Leech

Eighteen novice rowers in the u14 age groups were entered. They had no previous experience other than some minor regattas that they had competed in previously. These girls performed admirably achieving 8th place in the girls single, a silver medal in the girls double, 4th place in the girls quad and a well-earned gold medal in the girls Octuple after a mad dash to the line ahead of their competition.

Rowers acknowledged in assembly

The u15 girls also performed well. In the sculls, they managed a credible 5th and 6th place, the u15 double won the silver medal, the quad won the bronze medal and Octuple put in another superb performance to win the gold medal.

In the u16 age group we achieved a gold medal and a 4th place in the single, a very convincing gold medal in the double as well as an 8th place. The u16 quad came a well-fought 4th place.

The Open girls achieved a 4th place in the 1st girls’ scull, 5th place in the 1st girls’ double, a bronze  medal in the 2nd quad event and a 4th place in the 1st quad.

It was a great weekend of rowing and the guts and determination shown by all the rowers was admirable.

They are all motivated and keen to train even harder in the coming months in order to achieve even more at the SA Schools Rowing Champs next year.

Shelby Schoeman

Photo Credit: Quentin Leech

Photo Credit: Quentin Leech


Photo Credits:  Quentin Leech, Deborah Spazzoli, Karen Prinsloo