Grant Kennard recently competed in the SA indoor rowing championships where he came first in his Age group winning a Gold medal and he was presented with a certificate confirming his KZN colours for rowing.
He then went on to be chosen together with 3 other boys from Durban Rowing Club KZN to be part of the SA Development Rowing team to tour Zimbabwe which he did in the July holidays coming home with a Silver and a Bronze medal.
Below is the article which is to be put into the newspaper together with the attached photo showing the 4 boys arriving home with their medals.
4 Durban boys namely Grant Kennard (Glenwood), Rudy Bellengere (Westville), Awande Ndlovu (DHS) and Londa Zungi (DHS) from Durban Rowing Club shine.
They were chosen as part of the SA Development team and were invited to take part at the Zimbabwean invitational regatta on 25 June 2018.
There were 5 African countries that took part at Mazowe Dam in Zimbabwe as a way of strengthening teams ahead of the African Youth Games held in Algeria, which took place early this month.
Grant and Rudy (U18) partnered and raced doubles winning a bronze, Awande and Londa (U16) walked away with Gold in their double final. Rudy (U16) won silver in his scull. Grant and Rudy then partnered with boys from Gauteng and East London in a quad where they came third, winning Bronze. An excellent achievement from all boys.
Rowing is a fast growing sport amongst the Durban schools and is already active with pupils from Glenwood, DHS, Westville and DGHS making up the Junior Rowing team at Durban Rowing Club, who competes on school level and club level at various regattas around the country during the year.
The next regatta will be The Head of the Bay on 25th August held at Durban rowing Club where rowers of all ages will row in the harbour in a 12 km head race.