About Adrian Higgins
Adrian has rowed since the age of 12, starting at Parktown Boys High while still a pupil at Parkview Senior Primary School in 1977. He competed as both an oarsman and a coxswain throughout his school career culminating in rowing as stroke of the 1st lightweight four, winning a number of races along the way. In 1985 he started rowing for Wemmer Pan Rowing Club and became Club Captain in 1986 and 1987. He moved to Old Edwardian Boat Club in 1989. Adrian became Club Captain of Old Eds BC in 2005 and held the position until his move to KZN in 2012. In 2002 he started the Ebenezer Regatta in Limpopo Province. In 2005 he was a founder member of Soweto Rowing Club which was constituted in 2006. In 2006 Adrian started Adaptive rowing in South Africa and was Manager/ Coach for four international regattas including 2 World Cups and the Beijing Paralympics. Since moving to KZN he has been a member and President of Midlands Rowing Club as well as President of KZNRA. He is currently Vice President of KZNRA; In his umpiring career which started with Transvaal Rowing Officials Association (TROA) in 2000. He oversaw the change of the name to Gauteng Rowing Officials Association ( GROA) in 2004 as its President. He qualified as a FISA Umpire in 2011 and attended his first international in that capacity in 2012; Adrian has coached at many clubs and schools and is a Level 2 Qualified Coach. He currently coaches at Hilton College and has coached at UKZN.
Entries by Adrian Higgins
Fun in the sun! This is where it’s all happening. Coastal Rowing is relatively new to South Africa but it is poised to take the beaches by storm. Coastal boats are wider than their flat water cousins and not as quick (but quicker than you’d expect) but they are far more forgiving and the ideal place […]
Rowing is the chief discipline in the sport and encompasses many sub categories. The main sport of rowing is divided into two styles called Sculling and Sweep. In sculling, the body movement is symmetrical (the body travels in a linear direction in the centre of the boat) and the sculler holds the handle of a sculling […]
So you’re in a wheelchair now what? Row across the ocean, yup that’s right there are now para rowers competing in the Atlantic Challenge from the San Sebastian to Antigua. OK so you don’t have to do that but what’s stopping you giving rowing a try? The biggest enjoyment para rowers derive? Being free from the chair. On […]