Class of 2007 Memorial Fund
Started in memory of Stefan Rohwer
15 April 1989 – 8 March 2009
Stef was born in Durban and spent his pre-primary years in Kloof and Summerveld. He enjoyed outdoor living and had a taste for farm living. Baseball was his game in these early days and he was one of the best short stops in his era as a junior.
He spent his junior school years at Highbury. Reading was not one of his strength’s, maths being his preferred subject. On the sports field he loved running, played tennis and become Highbury’s tennis champion. Cricket was his first love, playing in the A sides all the way through, culminating in representing his province in Grade 7.
His cycling passion also started at Highbury, so much so that he would have done his 10th Amashova in 2009. Tri-athlons and Du-athlons came along with this in which he also achieved provincial colours.
At Kearsney he fully participated in the social activities, sports fields and developed his passion for the school amongst an incredible bunch of class mates.
He participated in running, rugby, hockey, soccer and touch rugby, he loved them but golf and cricket were his games. Stef played exceptional golf during the Kearsney Golf Tour to New Zealand in 2007 despite the very cold and wet conditions. He played cricket in the A sides throughout is Kearsney career and represented the first XI for two seasons. He was an exceptional “Offie” and made a significant impact on the game whenever he came on. He absolutely loved it, and the times around the field with his mates moulded both his and our lives.
Stef enrolled to study a BCom through Varsity College however it was in his 2nd year out of school that he really found what he wanted to do when he commenced studies in Quantitiy Surveying and Property Development at the Durban University of Technology.
On the sporting front he remained involved in cricket and played for Pinetown, nibbled at the Dolphins Academy but also found a passion for coaching at his old school, Highbury. This was most gratifying for him.
Stef, we will miss you.
Manfred & Susan Rohwer