2022 Gauteng Junior Rowing Championships

The 2022 Gauteng Junior Rowing Championships were held in partnership with Rand Merchant Bank at Roodeplaat Dam from 4 to 6 November. Around 800 athletes from 18 schools and clubs participated, with close to a 1 000 spectators.

The tournament is the championship event of the Gauteng Schools Rowing Federation (GSRF). St Andrew’s School for Girls hosted this year’s tournament. Hosts are chosen on a rotational basis. 

Congratulations to the overall winning teams of the 2022 Gauteng Junior Rowing Championships:

  • St Benedict’s College named men’s overall winning team
  • St Mary’s School named women’s overall winning team

Full regatta results here.

The participating teams were:

  • St Andrew’s Girls
  • St Mary’s
  • Holy Rosary
  • St Stithians Girls
  • St Dunstan’s
  • Mondeor High
  • Germiston High
  • King Edward VII
  • Jeppe Boys
  • Parktown Boys
  • St Stithians Boys
  • St John’s
  • St Benedict’s
  • St Alban’s
  • Wemmer Pan RC
  • Soweto RC
  • Hilton College (KZN) 
  • Mare-Pula (Botswana)

“Supporting rowing at all levels is key to our sponsorship of the sport,” says Lucy Lightfoot, head of brand at RMB. “It is encouraging to see a number of development rowing teams participating in this year’s event. Being exposed to competition at this level is a vital part in the growth of young rowers, some of whom have the potential to represent South Africa on the international stage.”

The RMB National Squad  partnered up with Gauteng Junior Rowing Championships to host a selection trial regatta for senior athletes wanting to join the RMB National Squad, bringing more excitement to the weekend of rowing.

“Having RMB as an event partner allows us to host a professional and memorable event for all the athletes and spectators,” says St Andrew’s Foundation manager, Caterina Cannone.

Jamie Croly, St Andrew’s head rowing coach, added, “Along with SA Schools Champs in March, this regatta is a highlight of many rowers’ seasons and is very important in the development of athletes through the season.”

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