Our rowing programme is carried out by a dedicated team comprising of school staff, voluntary coaches, parents and our rowing crews.
The Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club Committee is formed annually to coordinate the delivery of our objectives.
The Committee, consisting of approximately 16 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.
2019/20 Committee Members
The following members were elected for the 2019/20 season:
Paula Halliday President
Mike Toxopeus Vice President
Sharon Norman Treasurer
Linda Ward Secretary
Appointed Executive Committee Members:
Eric Verdonk Head Coach
Jenna Murie Associated TGS Teacher
Ange Rees Integrity Officer
Andy Grant Health and Safety Manager
Alex Bacchus Accounts Manager
Allison Butcher (& Viv) Camps Manager
Emma Grant Transportation Manager
Anna Foster (& Safra) Uniforms Manager
Neil Halliday Events Manager
Cheryl Montgomery Sponsorship/Fundraising Manager
Our coaching team is comprised of highly successful rowers, who each ensure that our crew members enjoy a safe and rewarding sport:
CoachING TEAM 2019/20
Eric Verdonk Head Coach
Mike Tolhurst 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
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, and are announced at our Annual Prizegiving.
Club Captains (2019/20 Season):
Vice Club Captains (2019/20 Season):
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fresh ideas and parent participation is very much welcomed.
Our Life Members are the foundation of Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club. We are incredibly lucky to have such an engaged and supportive group of Life Members who provide endless support and advice and are ambassadors for both the club and the sport of rowing.
Images from ceremonies conducted in 2018/19 Rowing Season: