WRA Life Member Colin Shields passes on (2.12.1932-4.11.2017)
Post date: Nov 27, 2017 2:54:30 AM
A strong contingent from the rowing fraternity attended Colin’s funeral service recently. Club
representatives formed a guard of honour.
A model rowing parent, Colin started assisting in the administration of the sport when son Alister
commenced rowing at Hutt Valley High School through the Hutt Valley Rowing Club.
Over a period of 30 years Colin, a Petone RC member, held various positions on the WRA ranging
from Secretary through to Executive Director and President. He will be best remembered by
competitors as the efficient regatta secretary.
Colin was a delegate to several NZRA AGM’s and following four years as a Vice-President served as
NZRA President in 2013-15. He was a Trustee of the New Zealand Rowing Foundation.
Rowing has lost a stalwart of the sport who gave years of sterling service.
Our condolences were extended to Alister and his wife Carol.