The Jeppe Rowing Club, like most organisations around the world, suffered its fair share of setbacks as a result of the global pandemic. During this tough period, our boys displayed resilience and determination and took any training opportunity with both hands that could be afforded to them. Our coaches never lost enthusiasm and continued to provide motivation as well as physical training programs to the boys, as far as the pandemic allowed ( even if it meant running up and down the garden 😊). To this end , the club is very proud that the following athletes attended trials and have been selected into the initial training squads for the following national teams:

U15 Development Squad

Declan Boyder

To be completely honest I didn’t expect to make the team considering I only started rowing recently but I am glad I did, I am truly grateful for this opportunity and I will make the most of it.”

Logan Roodt

“A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work”

Mario Alho

“I can see clearly now that the pain I feel today will be the strength I feel tomorrow”

Gabriel Waring

“I am very proud and also very excited to have been chosen for the Development Squad. I am also extremely grateful for this opportunity to represent Jeppe Boys”

U16 Development Squad

Mandla Green

“I never planned to row until I went to Jeppe open day and now I can’t stay away and want to go all the way with the National Squad”

Christiano de Freitas

“Winning medals is good, racing is better, loving the sport is best”

Blayde Franken

“ROWING  = Racing Over Water In Never-ending Glory”

U 19 Junior National Squad (Initial)

Joshua Gillespie

“Your body can stand almost anything, it’s your mind you have to convince”

1st Year Open Oarsman 2020-2021

Darian Ferreira

“Jeppe rowing has become more of a second home rather than just another club, it’s a place where the boys can release their stress and frustrations and overall just enjoy spending time with their Jeppe brothers”

1st Year Open Oarsman 2020-2021

Jeb Molteno

“Looking forward to what great things will come”

1st Year Open Oarsman 2020-2021

Aidan Buck

“This is a fantastic opportunity for which I am very grateful and I am determined to make the Jeppe family proud”

2nd Year Open Oarsman 2020-2021

Nicholas Bonthuys

“Never give up, chase your dreams and appreciate the team-mates, coaches, friends and family around you who help you get there”

Captain 2020-2021

We look forward to keeping you updated with their progress through the various phases of selection.

Simon Moore – Director of Rowing: Jeppe High School for Boys

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2 comments

  1. Congratulations to all the boys, the coaches and their parents


  2. Attila Czekmany

    What I pick in all the remarks from the amazing fine young men is GRATITUDE AND HUMBLENESS. To the coaching staff, dedicated parents and the school as a whole, you are truelly producing GOLD, You should all be very proud of your efforts and time dedicated


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