The Future Champions Programme 2018
Sport Taranaki facilitates the Future Champions Programme, an initiative aimed at recognising, acknowledging and supporting the development of young Taranaki athletes aged 15–18 years of age. Future Champions provides mentoring, personal development sessions and comprehensive workshops to assist those talented athletes selected for the programme to fulfill their potential.
The 2018 Future Champions Programme consists of 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.
The athlete’s coaches and parents are included at relevant times to ensure the plans are aligned to what the athletes already have in place. The program is scheduled to run across Term 2 & 3 of 2018.
For more information regarding the application process or the programme please contact Guy Honnor at Sport Taranaki on (06) 7590930 ext 735 or email.
The Future Champions 2018 are:
Hannah O'Connor (SHGC) Athletics
Sasha Reid (SHGC) Swimming & Surf Lifesaving
Hannah Baker (NPGHS) Kayak & Surf Lifesaving.
Claudia Kelly (NPGHS) Surf Lifesaving
Oscar Robertson (NPBHS) Basketball
Brooke Neilsen (NPGHS) Rugby & Netball
MacKenzie Barry (NPGHS) Football
Lee Boon (NPGHS) Cycling
Jacob Kneepkens (FDMC) Rugby
Parris Mason (NPGHS) Netball/Touch
Keegan Joe (Spotswood) Volleyball
Sport Taranaki Future Champions Alumni includes: