The South African Schools Rowing Championships in March 2020 was a perfect illustration of just how phenomenal the Jeppe Rowing Club is and the potential in the Club given their current boats and equipment. One of the major financial challenges for the club is purchasing and maintaining boats and equipment. The 1st VIII needed to borrow a boat to compete in this year’s final. Having never trained in the boat, the crew came first in their heat and finished 4th overall. We salute them and their determination to go all out confirming that the Jeppe Spirit that we were privileged to experience constantly lives on.
In looking to address the lack of equipment, we believe that the ‘Old-Boys’ can make a difference. Under the ‘Jeppe Boats & Blades’ initiative, we are looking to raise funds to get the 1st VIII crew a new boat (a Swift Carbon Elite). We have an ambitious target to raise R500,000 and have the crew in their new boat for the SA Schools Rowing Champs in March 2021.
The primary focus is to purchase a 1st VIII boat and a set of blades. You can contribute to this initiative by completing the debit order form below. The suggested entry point is R88 per month, however higher donations will be greatly appreciated.
Additional contributions can also be made through;
- sponsoring equipment;
- spreading the news – give others the opportunity to be involved in this initiative;
- participating in the auction for one or more incredible items from Pete Lambert, Kirsten McCann and 2019 UK Boat Race crew
Designed by Dylan Kirby, Jeppe First Cox 2019/2020