AFTER his sterling performance at the national rowing champs in Pretoria, grade 9 pupil Lukho Mbongisa, 17, of John Bisseker High School was selected to represent South African Junior Clubs in a tour to Zimbabwe that leaves on June 25.
Treasurer Kate Godfrey said Buffalo Rowing Club was very proud of their athletes and Mbongisa’s success.
“Buffalo Rowing Club is particularly proud of Lukho Mbongisa and the time and effort he has put in. His success reinforces the rowers’ ethos of Intsebenziswano ( we are better together than apart). Let’s hope this tour brings Lukho great success and inspires him to carry on doing great things,” she said.
Godfrey added they were the second-largest club at the national champs.
“This was not just due to the fact that Buffalo Rowing Club got great results at national champs but also because we have had steady growth in size and performance,” she said. Jean Ellingson was selected as head coach.
If anyone is interested in rowing, please contact Godfrey:: 061-009-0649 or join the Buffalo Rowing Club at 8am on Saturdays on the Buffalo River, Henderson Road, West Bank at the Steve Biko bridge., under t