While athletes from around the country made their way to East London for the RMB Buffalo Regatta, Virginia Mabaso, RowSA Development Officer hosted the first Learn to Row on Water Camp.
Virginia as been building an indoor rowing program with a goal to teach the nation to row. In 2019, 27 athletes from the Learn to Row program took part in the SA Senior National Champs sponsored by RMB. Virginia Mabaso aims to increase this number for the 2020 SA Senior National Champs in May.
The Learn to row on water camp was a huge success, attracting 74 rowers from Mpumalanga, Free State and North West Province. For many of these athletes, it was the first time rowing on water. Virginia Mabaso has built up a team of committed volunteer coaches to host a series of camps and weekly training to prepare the athletes for SA Senior National Champs.
Thank you to Rand Merchant Bank, National Lotteries Commissions and the Department of Sport and Recreation of South Africa for the support and commitment.