Stevie Mabey. Photo / Supplied

Stevie Mabey to Represent NZ at World Rowing Championships

Barrier born and bred Stevie Mabey has been selected to represent New Zealand in the Rowing worlds.  

Daughter of local farming family the Mabey’s, Stevie, 17, attended Ōkiwi school before taking up a place, like many island girls, at Epsom Girls Grammar School in Auckland for high school.

Rowing for Epsom Grammar School and Auckland Rowing, Stevie has now been selected as part of the New Zealand women’s coxless four to compete in the World Rowing Junior (under 19) Championships, which take place in St Catharines, Canada, 18-25 August. 

These annual championships are known for kick starting many athletes professional rowing careers. 

Stevie is known across the island for her musical talent, performing at the Wingman Festival and on AoteaFM’s Aotea Live at just 14 years old, but her talent is seemingly  not just limited to the arts, she excels as a sportswoman too. 

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Rowing requires relentless dedication training in the gym, on the water and at camps, but the hard work for Stevie doesn’t stop there. Rowing is also renowned for being an expensive sport, Rowing NZ will contribute to the cost but there is still a significant price expected to be paid by selected athletes, so Stevie is on a mission to raise funds for this trip. 

Stevie will attend a six week training camp followed by a three week international trip to the worlds in Canada, and will be completing a sponsored row-a-thon to raise money for this potentially life changing trip. 

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Steve aims to row an astounding 100km in a week to raise these all important funds. 

“I am fizzing for worlds, and extremely grateful to all my supporters who have gotten me this far. A significant amount of time will be spent away from home for this trip, but it will be the trip and experience of a lifetime!!”

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Stevie has raised just over $2500 towards her $9000 target. 

With supporters donating and exclaiming “Congratulations Stevie, you are a star”. 

“Go girl make me proud”. 

To sponsor Stevie visit this give-a-little link.

Keen to follow Stevie’s Rowing results? Check out and follow her profile on rowit.co.nz

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