THE W.H. PINCOTT CLUB INC.

 

Supporting Rowing at Geelong Grammar School

The W.H. Pincott Club Inc. was established in 1963 to further the interests of rowing at Geelong Grammar School, in every way possible. Only five men and the rowing master attended the first meeting - but the Club has now grown to over 1,500 members.

Still operating with a very small committee, the W.H. Pincott Club Inc. exemplifies what can be achieved by an active and enthusiastic group of supporters. The Club has involved itself in the activities of the Geelong Grammar School Boat Club with ever increasing commitment.

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2017 Boys 1st Eight
The 2017 Boys rowed the fastest Head of the River time by a GGS crew (5:57.95),
coming 3rd to Scotch College (5:49.50 APS Record) and MGS (5:53.90).
(Photo courtesy of PhotoPlay'17)

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2015 Girls 1st Eight – Winners of the 35th Girls Head of the River. 
The Girls rowed the fastest Girls Head of the River ever (6:46.71),
smashing the course record by nearly 8 seconds and winning by the huge margin of 8 lengths.
(Photo courtesy of PhotoPlay'15)

BOAT CLUB BENEFITS

The W.H. Pincott Club Inc. is proud to have provided the Boat Club with:
• boats and oars
• boat trailer
• ergometers
• part of the Fairbairn Centre
• video recorders
• rating watches
• coaches' bicycles
• interstate trips for crews
• many other forms of support, both tangible and intangible

W.H. PINCOTT - THE MAN HIMSELF

W.H. (Pinny) Pincott coached the Geelong Grammar School (GGS) first VIII from 1924 until 1944, and continued to support his successors actively until his death at the age of 79 in 1955. During this period, GGS was Head of the River six times.

W.H. Pincott attended GGS from 1886 until 1894. He was a prefect, he captained the first XVIII as well as playing in the first XI. He later played League football with Geelong.

For many years, W.H. Pincott rowed with the Barwon Club. However coaching was his real interest and he coached many Barwon senior crews, a Melbourne University VIII and on occasions, the Geelong College crew. It is for his sincerity and simplicity of approach and for his great influence on coaches and the coaching of rowing that he will long be remembered.

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Individual membership is by a one-off subscription only and is open to anyone who is interested in promoting rowing at the School, including current Year 12 Rowers. The membership comes with a distinctive pin.

OR

Once your Membership payment has been received, you will be contacted via email by the Honorary Secretary of the Club in order to confirm Membership details.

PAST PRESIDENTS OF THE W.H. PINCOTT CLUB

John Bell

1963 - 1967

John Rowe

1967 - 1973

Ian Douglas QC

1973 - 1976

Garth Manton

1976 - 1990

Tim Young

1990 - 2001

Will James

2001 - 2004

Tim Young

2004 - 2005

Ralph Wilson

2005 - 2008

Hugh Robertson

2008 - 2010

Mandy Catanach

2010 – 2013

Peter Thompson

2013 - 2015

Clive Jamieson 2015 - 

CURRENT COMMITTEE

President: Clive Jamieson; mob: 0418 528 599
Vice President: Maryjane Crabtree
Hon. Treasurer: Ed Gill
Hon. Secretary: Kim Baker
Committee Member: Bec Manifold
For more information or to contact the Pincott Club Committee, please email Iga Bajer, Support Group & Event Coordinator - supportgroups@ggs.vic.edu.au