Lee-Ann Persse

From: Johannesburg

I am working as a Rowing coach at the St Andrews School for Girls, I am also coaching the Junior South African women. My plan is to then move to Cape Town and find a coaching position in the Cape. The coaching times are slightly more flexible than an 8-5 job and I feel that I will be able to deal with any extra pressures or commitments.

My family have always been very supportive of any of my aspirations and I know they will be a great support system should I become a part of the Unogwaja team.

I have been training and competing at a very high level for the past 10 years. I have been rowing at a high level, competing at internationals for the past 10 years, having attended 2 Olympic games, London and Rio. As far as running and cycling go, both where a big part of our base-work and training for the Olympics. Some weeks we ran up to 40km and cycling was a big part of our pre-season training. Not so much road cycling but a lot of mountain biking as well as training on the Wattbike. I have participated in 5 or 6 road races in my life as well two 94,7 cycle challenges.

I haven’t done a lot of running races longer then 21,1km but have faith in my running ability. Due to my achievements in rowing I have a lot of faith in my physical ability as an athlete.

Unogwaja means following your heart to be a part of a team that goes on a Journey to achieve something bigger than themselves.

Donations by Lee-Ann Persse in 2018

Date Donated By Amount Twitter Account Comment
19 Sep 2017 Anonymous R200 -
21 Nov 2017ProturnkeyR500@leepersse
23 Nov 2017Changing Lives FundraiserR3200
24 Nov 2017Jean JoosteR5000
24 Nov 2017Rennie Property BrokersR2000
27 Nov 2017SandyR250
02 Dec 2017FrayneR2000
09 Jan 2018 Anonymous R1000 -
22 Jan 2018Paolo CavalieriR2500
22 Jan 2018Alastair MoodieR5000
30 Jan 2018Swagelok Southern AfricaR5000Awesome initiative by the 12 athletes, a worthy cause, and more importantly we hope you have a lot of fun doing it!
08 Feb 2018Dorothy ZietsmanR500With Best Wishes!
06 Mar 2018R M StrohR500Proud of you in Plover Place
08 Mar 2018Constantine CoutarelliR1000
15 Mar 2018LCPA PackagingR5000
09 Apr 2018Judith PersseR1000
11 Apr 2018Ursula GroblerR300@UrsulaRowingLee is the strongest person I have ever trained with. She inspired me every time!
02 May 2018 Anonymous R5000 - Well done and thank you for the bit you do to make some people's lives a little more promising
02 May 2018DSGR5000DSG is proud to be a supporter of the Unogwaja Challenge
14 May 2018Chris and May BradleyR500
30 May 2018MargaretR250Best of luck to the team and have fun!
30 May 2018Kaylin Myburgh R600We will be supporting you all the way. Good luck, Lee! From Jaco and Kaylin Myburgh, Camilla Smyth and Olivia Mulford
03 Jun 2018Carolyn ThompsonR500
10 Jun 2018Tracy BrockR350Absolutely fantastic, we love you!