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Rocking the Boat

The Football Foundation in partnership with the Stanford Canoe Club runs development canoeing for the children of Stanford in a programme called Rock the Boat. Every Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning, you can catch the young paddlers out of the Klein River. On 19-20 January, Rock the Boat invited Gregory van Heerden to put them through their paces in a 2 day High Performance Paddle Training Clinic. And boy, oh boy, did he do exactly as they asked! Thank you to Greg van Heerden from 5 Moves Ahead, Stellenbosch Development Canoeing for joining in, volunteers Sean Privett and Rodger Duffett, the Football Foundation staff and volunteers, and the staff from the Okkie Smuts Koshuis. Despite being utterly exhausted, the canoeists loved being pushed towards reaching their individual peak levels of performance.

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