Future Champions

The Future Champions programme provides mentoring, personal development sessions and comprehensive workshops to assist talented young athletes to fulfill their potential.

Contact Person

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Guy Honnor

Coaching Manager
Phone: 027 705 9369

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Future Champions Programme 2021

Sport Taranaki works together with the Taranaki Secondary School Sports Association to offer the Future Champions Programme to recognise, acknowledges and support the development of young Taranaki athletes.

Future Champions provides mentoring, personal development sessions and comprehensive workshops to assist athletes selected for the programme to fulfill their potential.  

The 2021 Future Champions Programme is open to athletes in Year 13 at school in 2021. It will include a series of workshops including nutrition, performance psychology, leadership, injury prevention, mental skills, dealing with the media, strength and conditioning, drug free sport and also includes forming an athlete life plan.

For more information or to apply please contact Guy Honnor at Sport Taranaki on (06) 7590930 ext 735 or via email.

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The Future Champions for 2020 were: 

  • Brooke Reid (Squash)
  • Sophia Taylor (Swimming)
  • Tayla Manning (Sport Climbing)
  • Eve Barry (Football)
  • Jorja Rosser (Inline Hockey)
  • Mac Rowe (Athletics)
  • Brandon Sumpter (Football) 
  • Tom Butland (Surfing)

The 2020 programme was proudly supported by The Mark Newman Memorial Trust

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A sporting history

This Sport Taranaki talent development programme is in its 15th year.  This programme can be instrumental helping these athletes achieve on a national and international stage.  Since it started in 2007, over 130 Taranaki “born and bred” athletes have been through the programme from 26  sporting codes.  These athletes have gone on to become very high achievers, with two Olympians, over 70 New Zealand reps/champions and six World Champions including Matt Baxter, Olivia Eaton and Claudia Kelly. Swimmer Zac Reid has also recently qualified for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.