2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship Recipients

Hamish Booker

Water Polo

2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatics Athlete Scholarship 


Hamish is competing in the New Zealand Junior Men's Team at the FINA Junior World Water Polo Championships in Belgrade Serbia from 5-13 August. He trains with the Hutt Water Polo Club.

Lewis Clareburt

Surf Life Saving and Swimming

2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatics Athlete Scholarship

Lewis is a student at Scots College in Year 13. He learnt to swim with his sisters Ali and Amelia at TSW Dolphins under Steve Francis at the age of three. When TSW merged with Capital, Lewis was eight, he started competitive swimming coached by Timon Wilkinson. 

 

He had lots of early success winning his age group in NZ Swimming XLR8. Lewis was handy at most strokes so Medley became one of his best events. He has represented Wellington as an All Star. At the last NZ Age Group Championships, he won 4 titles and qualified for Junior Pan Pacific Championships held in Hawaii in August 2016 with his 400 freestyle time.

 

Lewis also is a surf lifeguard at Lyall Bay and started competing from the age of eleven. He has won several titles, his main events the surf race, run swim run and pool events, also representing Wellington in the NZ Representative Challenge. In 2017 he has has received support to compete at the Australian National Surf Life Saving Competition.

Hayley Cox

Surf Life Saving 

2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatics Athlete Scholarship


Hayley started Surf Life Saving when at 6 years old. From racing as a little grommet on boogie boards and catching waves in ankle depth water, to now winning u19 woman Board Race at NZ Surf Life Saving Nationals she has always seen Board as her strongest discipline.

Hayley says "Surf Life Saving has been a major part of my life, being able to mix with boys and girls from all different age groups and getting the opportunities to travel all around the country to compete in some of the best beaches in New Zealand is why I enjoy this unique sport so much. Hayley has received support to compete at the Australian National Surf Life Saving Championships.

Joshua de Reeper

Water Polo

2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatics Athlete Scholarship 


Joshua is competing in the New Zealand Junior Men's Team at the FINA Junior World Water Polo Championships in Belgrade Serbia from 5-13 August. He trains with the Maranui Water Polo Club.

Anton Down-Jenkins

Diving

2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Athlete Scholarship Recipient 
2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipient


Anton Down-Jenkins is 17 years old and in his final year at Wellington High School. He has been part of Wellington Diving Club for nearly 7 years and have been a member of the Diving New Zealand National Squad since 2014.

 

Earlier this year he was selected to represent New Zealand at two FINA Diving Grand Prix Events in Canada and Puerto Rico, and won two Bronze medals. On the success of these events he has qualified and been selected for the 2017 FINA World Diving Championships in Hungary.

Chelsey Edwards

Swimming

2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Athlete Scholarship Recipient 

2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipient (Continuing in Year 2 of programme)

Chelsey is fifteen years old and currently studying at Chilton St James in Lower Hutt. She was a recipient of a WHiPA scholarship in 2015 to assist with training and international competition costs, and her selection as one of the athletes for the Pathway to Podium scholarship is seen as a great investment in Chelsey's bright future in the pool.

Chelsey says "I also love nothing more than spending time at the pool (in the pool to be exact) and have done since I was five! This passion has continued to grow. In recent years I have been lucky enough to compete overseas in events. My preferred style of swimming is Freestyle and Butterfly. Swimming has been a big part of my life and something I gain a great reward from".

Ruby Heath

Swimming

2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipient (Continuing in Year 2 of programme)

Ruby has been a competitive swimmer since 2008, aged 9, swimming for the SwimZone Racing Club in Lower Hutt. Currently 17 years of age, she attends Chilton Saint James School in Lower Hutt.

Her favourite stroke is Butterfly, particularly enjoying the 200m Butterfly events (Winning Gold at the 2015 NZ Short Course Age Group Champs). Ruby has also had success at a national level in 200m & 400m Freestyle.

Ruby has represented the Wellington region in the Swimming Wellington All Stars team (2015 & 2016), and also represented New Zealand at an age group level in the NZ team that competed at the Australian State Teams Age Group Champs (Canberra, Sep 2015) placing 5th in the 15-16 girls age group.

She was a recipient of a WHiPA scholarship in 2015 to assist with training and international competition costs, and her selection as one of the athletes for the Pathway to Podium scholarship is seen as a great investment in Ruby's promising future in the pool.

When she's not swimming, she takes every opportunity to represent her school at Cross Country, middle-distance running and Triathalon - having competed in all three disciplines at a regional level here in Wellington.

Kirsten Hudson

Swimming

2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatics Athlete Scholarship 

Kirsten has been a part of the New Zealand in the Senior Women's program since 2005 and played an impressive 104 tests. She trained at Harwick College, USA on an athletic scholarship, and was recently inducted into their Hall of Fame.

 

Kirsten is now based at the Hutt Water Polo Club, and is involved in coaching all the younger age groups and is currently the head coach of the JDS (Junior Development) program. Kirsten is playing a big role in rebuilding the junior program, and over the last three years the under 12s have made the final three times and won twice.

 

Kirsten has been selected to represent New Zealand in the Senior Women’s Water Polo team at the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary this July. Her personal goal for the FINA World Championships Kirsten’s personal goal is to be a leader in the team and help guide the team to produce the best performances.

Gary Hollywood

Swimming

2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship Recipient - Coach Performance Advance 

Gary has been the Head Coach at Wellington’s Capital Swim Club since April 2016, previously coaching in New Zealand, Australia and the UK. He has coached athletes to all levels of events, including Commonwealth Games. In July this year he will be NZ National Team Coach for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas.

 

Gary is an outstanding coach who is demonstrating that he is having an impact on swimming in the region through the results his athletes are achieving but also the attraction and retention of athletes in his programmes. The support and networking opportunities that being part of the Performance Coach Advance programme will offer Gary will help him continue his personal development.

Sophie Irving

Swimming
2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipient

 

Sophie is 14 years old and currently attends Wellington East Girls College. She has been swimming competitively since 2011, swimming for Capital Swim Club in Wellington under Head Coach Gary Hollywood.

Sophie’s passion and drive for swimming comes from a love of the water apparent from a young age. Her preferred stroke is backstroke but she’s looking to improve the others. She has competed at quite a few national events and was selected to represent New Zealand at Australian State Teams Age Short Course Champs in 2016 and again in September this year. She was part of the 2016 NZ Talent ID squad and is currently part of the 2017 NZ National Development team.

 

Sophie also performs in the ocean, claiming 4 national titles at the most recent Oceans ’17 competition in Mt Maunganui. She holds the New Zealand record for 100m with obstacles at the NZSLS National Pool Champs competition. Swimming and surf lifesaving are a huge part of Sophie’s life, she also played rugby through to U13’s where she has been a tenacious and spirited competitor. She enjoys competing and training immensely and is looking forward to future challenges.

Walter Maxwell

Surf Life Saving
2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship Recipient - Coach Performance Advance (Continuing in Year 2 of programme)

Walter has been involved in coaching at Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club since 2003. With his six children getting involved in the sport, Walter began coaching nippers and junior teams, and now as Head Coach he works with around 120 junior and senior athletes, and is extending his skills with additional coaching duties as Swim Coach for the club.

 

Walter has coached teams that have paddled across Cook Strait and Lake Taupo. In 2007/08 season he was named New Zealand Surf Life Saving DHL Coach of the Year.

 

In 2017 Walter has received additional support towards attending the Australian National Surf Life Saving Championships and coach mentoring with top Australian coaches at Currumbin Surf Club.                                                                  

Rebecca Moynihan

Swimming

2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipient (Continuing in Year 2 of programme)

Rebecca has been a competitive swimmer for nearly 8 years. Starting in 2009, she was originally part of the Levin Swimming Club, until she moved to Raumati Swimming Club two years ago. She now trains under the guidance and expertise of former Olympic swimmer Jon Winter. Rebecca is currently a Year 13 student at Waiopehu College, Levin.

Rebecca’s favourite stroke is freestyle, particularly in the sprint events including the 50m and 100m freestyle, and every now and again the 200m freestyle. Rebecca is the back to back national title holder of the short course 50m freestyle for the 16 year old girls and the 17-18 year old age group (winning it as a 17 year old). This year she plans to win it for a third time in October, at the New Zealand Short Course Championships, as an 18-year-old. She also recently won the long course 50m freestyle at the New Zealand Age Group Championships 2016 in the 17-18 year old girls age group. Rebecca is the current holder of two Wellington records in this event.

Rebecca has represented the Wellington region in the Wellington All Stars team for the past three years. She also travelled to Brisbane, in December last year, as part of this team to compete in the Queensland State Championships, where she placed 7th in the 17-18 year old girls 100m freestyle.

She was also a 2015 recipient of a Lloyd Morrison scholarship, from WHiPA, to assist with her travel, training, and competition costs. The scholarship ensured Rebecca was able to continue to travel down to Paraparaumu from Shannon, each day (sometimes twice a day!) to attend training. Her selection for this year’s Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium scholarship will provide the opportunity to learn new skills and experience that will be invaluable for her promising future career in swimming.

After graduating college this year, Rebecca plans to travel to America, in August 2017, to attend University on a swimming scholarship. Here she will compete collegiately for four years while studying for her degree. The Pathway to Podium program will set Rebecca up for a great experience over there and create an easier transition into high performance later on.

Brydie Pye

WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Athlete Scholarship

Water Polo

 

Brydie started playing water polo at the age of 10 after watching her older siblings play the sport. She first represented New Zealand at the age of 14 in the New Zealand under 15 water polo team.
 

The following year she became the captain of the NZ u15 team. Brydie continued to represent New Zealand in the u16, u17 and schoolgirls teams. In 2012 she gained a full scholarship to play water polo and study at the University of the Pacific in northern California, USA, for four years.

A year after she returned back to New Zealand, she has been selected in the New Zealand Womens’ team to compete at the World Championships in Hungary this July.

Emma Robinson

WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Athlete Scholarship

Swimming

 

Emma Robinson started swimming competitively at age 13 for Wellington's Capital Swim Club, which she still swims for. She is currently training at TSS Aquatic in Gold Coast, Australia. Emma was recently named in the Aquablacks team to compete at the FINA World Championships from Budapest Hungary 14-30 July in the 800 and 1500m freestyle events.
 

Competitive highlights include representing New Zealand at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Rio Olympics. At the recent NZ Open Swimming Championships she placed first in the 400, 800 and 1500m freestyle events. WHiPA are proud to have had a long relationship with Emma, and wish her all the best for the build up to the World Champs.

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2017 WHiPA Sponsorship


 

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2017 WHiPA Sponsorship

WHiPA have assisted Wellington Waterpolo with sponsorship to assist in hiring Sarah Goffe as Administration and Development Officer to help grow this busy local sport. 

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