Callan Barrell and Cameron Taberer are currently in Tokyo, Japan for the World Rowing Junior Championships and have just qualified for the semi-finals.


Tokyo, Japan – Callan Barrell and Cameron Taberer are flying the South African flag high in Japan. They are part of the Parktown Boys’ High School rowing club and were selected for the national team.

They have been rowing together for several years and make a phenomenal team. A fan of their efforts sent us their good news and called both young men humble.

“Both boys are from a government school, they come from humble beginnings and they show amazing talent and that hard work pays off.” – Portia Gericke

In their race this morning, they took third place and qualified for the semi-finals.

The focus of the championship is not only rowing, as the sport relies on clean water, the focus is also on keeping our waterways clean.

“Rowing is a clean water sport and everyone involved in rowing has reason to protect this vital resource.”

“In 2011 World Rowing and WWF, the World Wide Fund for Nature, formed a global clean water partnership. This engages all rowers, rowing clubs and national rowing federations to work towards safeguarding their freshwater environments.”

This is great news, sport and environmental causes combined to make the world a better place.

You can watch their race below.

Sources: Parktown Boys’ Rowing / World Rowing
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