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Vale Alan Grover

It is with great sadness that we advice the rowing community of the passing of Alan Grover, Olympic silver medallist.

Alan competed in rowing at the Tokyo 1964, Mexico 1968 (Men’s Eight – silver medal) and Munich 1972 Olympic Games.

Alan was a long term employee of the AOC joining from Speedo in 1987 before retiring in October 2012.   

Sadly, Alan passed away on Sunday, 12 May 2019 after a few years of ill health. He is survived by his wife Jan and children, Michelle, Peter and Jenny as well as grandchildren. He was McVilly-Pearce pin number 158 and RA will be organising for his family to receive his pin in due course.

Alan’s funeral will be held at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, on 31 May at 11.15am. More details to follow shortly.

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Alan Grover in the coswain seat (Copyright AOC Media)