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St Andrew’s College welcomes new Rowing Coach and Teacher

St Andrew’s College is delighted to welcome Mr Kaamil Adams and his wife Ammaarah to the Andrean family.
Mr Adams was the former Director of Rowing and a teacher at the South African College High School (SACS) in Cape Town.
He obtained a wealth of experience in coaching and teaching respectively. He progressed from a developmental rower at the Grassy Park Rowing Club (GPRC), a community initiative and later coached at the same club which opened a door that he never saw himself going through. Notable achievements at GPRC include having coached the junior women’s 1st double, Lauren Carey now rowing at Yale as well as an U23 Great Britain athlete and Jamie Venter, who went on to become the president of Rhodes University Boat Club. He moved onto SACS as an U15 coach and later Head over a duration of 5-6 years. During his short tenure as Head of Rowing, SACS saw a period of unprecedented success. Having achieved their highest points tally at the South African Junior Rowing Championships ever in their 85-year history, this alongside having won Gold in the Opens coxless 4 for the first time ever. SACS also placed second in the junior men’s 1st 8’s at the SA junior champs alongside third at the annual South African Schools Boat Race (hosted by St Andrew’s College) for the first time in 13 years. Kaamil was grateful for the opportunity which the entire SACS community afforded him to showcase his work and talent.
Mr Adams is an academic teacher of Geography and Natural Sciences having completed a BA in Environmental & Geographical Sciences alongside Media & Writing at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He also completed a number of electives during his studies including Financial Management and Economics. He has also completed his Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (UCT).
He was privileged to coach the UCT rowing clubs’ novice and women’s squads respectively after having coxed men’s and women’s A crews during his time as a student.