Our rowing programme is carried out by a dedicated team comprising of school staff, voluntary coaches, parents and our rowing crews.


Our coaching team is comprised of highly successful rowers, who each ensure that our crew members enjoy a safe and rewarding sport:


Eric Verdonk             Head Coach

Mike Tolhurst            Senior Coach

Kevin Herbison         Senior Coach

Eric Ibarraran            Senior Coach

Adrian Riepen           Senior Coach

Katie Halliday            Junior Coach

Hugo Verdonk           Junior Coach

Tom McCann Junior Coach

Jess Hamlin Junior Coach

Anton Andres Junior Coach

Sienna Norman Junior Coach

Club Captains

Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club Captains are ambassadors for both the club and the school, and are responsible for supporting the coaches and all crew members.

Club Captains are selected by all club members annually from the Under 18 Senior Crew once registrations are complete, and are announced at our Annual Prizegiving.

Club Captains (2019/20 Season):

  • Ella Grant

  • Stanley Alderson

Vice Club Captains (2019/20 Season):

  • Evan Williams

  • Alexa Hood

Life Members

Malcolm Iversen        Chris Glanfield            Colleen Tonei Ian Lissette

Barbara Iversen          Mary Glanfield           John Beck Terry Tidbury

Robin Holding             Ian Pratt Shana Alvey Chris Hume

Terry  Holding             Lee Pratt   Bruce Alvey

Erwin Drok                  Nicky Hume










The Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club Committee is formed annually to coordinate the delivery of our objectives.

The Committee, consisting of approximately 15 volunteer members organise the various required activities including fundraising, maintenance, training camps, communications and generally assist in the conduct of the club's operations.

Each year Committee Members and our Executive Officers are elected by club members at the Annual General Meeting. Our next AGM is 4th July 2019 at 7.30pm at the Belmont Raquets Club, 133 Bayswater Ave.


The following members were elected for the 2018 / 19 season:

Executive Officers:

Paula Halliday           President

Dan Featherstone     Vice President

Sharon Norman        Treasurer

Linda Ward                Secretary

Committee Members:

Callum McNair                            Associated TGS Teacher

Neil Halliday                                Event Coordination

Ann Nicholas                               Camps Coordination

Andy Grant                                  Health and Safety

Anna Foster / Safra Bacchus     Merchandise/ Uniforms

Bryce Davey                                Facilities

Graeme Norman                         Grants

Eric Verdonk                                Head Coach

Jenny Hamlin                              Transportation

Russell Foster                             Fundraising

Cheryl Montgomery                  Sponsorship

To discuss any issues pertaining to the management of the club you can contact any of our Committee Members, either in person or via their club email address, or via our Club Secretary: secretary@tgsrowing.org.nz

Fresh ideas and parent participation is very much welcomed.