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Pending an overhaul the database only holds results up to 2015. This means trophy holder details are not up to date.

Photo of ShieldSpringbok Shield Boys under-18 four

Awarded at Maadi (National Champs) since 1965 to the winner of the Boys under-18 four, the Shield is currently held by St Paul's Collegiate School [SPLH].

The St Paul's Collegiate School crew won the event in 2015 by about 1.25 lengths from Hamilton Boys High School [race results].

Full event results are available for: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

A brief history

In 1964 Cecil Purvis, who had an impressive record in rowing, athletics and boxing, was visiting South Africa. While there, he met up with Mr Silverhorne, who was in charge of youth rowing in Johannesburg. After a nights talking about rowing and sports and many drinks later, the Springbok Shield eventuated (at about 3:00 a.m.). The Shield is made from segments of all the woods from South Africa and was first rowed for in 1965 at Oriental Bay in Wellington. It was first won by Hamilton Boys' High School.

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