RowSA is proud of Selwyn, Marco and Herman!
Rowing South Africa (RowSA) has once again shown its dedication to the World Rowing Community, as well as its depth of talent, with three of our very own recently being appointed as members to the FISA Specialist Commissions from January 2019 to December 2022.
Selwyn Jackson, a USSA-Rowing umpire and 2016 RowSA Umpire of the Year, has been re-appointed to the FISA Events Commission following his successful previous term which saw him among other things assist in the preparation and running of the 2016 Rio Olympics. The FISA Events Commission plays a vital role in World Rowing as it ensures that all of the international events which take place are up to the standard that our athletes all deserve.
Marco Galeone, the 2016 South African Para-Rowing Squad Coach and a current member of the RMB National Squad Coaching staff, has been re-appointed to the FISA Para-Rowing Commission. Marco’s immense work within the South African para-rowing setup will definitely assist him in progressing the work of the important Commission, whose primary focus is on promoting rowing to anyone and ensuring that rowing is as accessible as possible to members of our community who have any form of impairment.
Herman van Velze, long standing Chairperson of the South African Rowing Officials Commission (SAROC), has been re-appointed to the FISA Masters Rowing Commission. Locally, Herman has been instrumental in improving the standard of umpiring within South African rowing as well as being at the forefront of ensuring that the rules of South African rowing promote participation at all levels. Herman’s dedication to rowing as a whole and his insights will certainly be put to good use in the FISA Masters Rowing Commission whose primary focus is to promote and improve the quality of masters rowing across the world of rowing.
RowSA wishes all three of our representatives the very best of luck in their new positions and we look forward to seeing rowing across the world
flourish from their continued involved!