Congratulations to Sophie Irving, 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.
Congratulations to Anton Down-Jenkins, 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
Congratulations to Thomas Watkins, 2017 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipient.
Thomas is a competitive swimmer from Capital Swim Club in Wellington, coached by Gary Hollywood. He has a love of backstroke and individual medley events.
In the past 12 months he has won 2 national bronze medals and 5 national silver medals, as well as gaining selection as part of the Swimming New Zealand team, travelling to Australian Age Championships earlier this year
Last week WHiPA partnered with Sport Wellington to present a seminar on The Key Components of Talent with Wayne Goldsmith. The event was a great success with over 120 attendees representing coaches, athletes and parents from the local sporting community. The seminar focused on the inter relationship between the coaches, athletes and parents in developing talent and their specific roles they play in supporting the athlete. During the seminar, the attendees were split up into t
Congratulations to the aquatic athletes and administrators who won awards at the Wellington Sports Awards last night: Samantha Lee (Surf Life Saving & Swimming) 2016 Wellington Sports Med Sportswoman of the Year Samantha is a WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship Recipient (2015 & 2016) Mary Fisher (Para-Swimming) - 2016 Cigna New Zealand Disabled Sportsperson of the Year
Mary is a WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Scholarship Recipient (2015 & 2016) Mark Berge (Swimming) named the 2016 New Z
WHiPA are excited to partner with Sport Wellington to present guest speaker - sports performance expert Wayne Goldsmith. Wayne will speak on identifying and developing talent, and how to produce winning performances. This will be a must attend event for athletes and coaches wanting to take things to the next level. Friday 17th June 2016
from 5.30pm - 7pm
The Royal Society of NZ Lecture Theatre, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon $15 (incl. GST), Free entry for students - includes
WHiPA are thrilled to announced the recipients of the 2016 WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium and Coach Performance Advance scholarships. Three athletes will be part of the Wellington Pathway to Podium programme for a two year period. The programme is designed to educate and develop the athletes on the transition into the high performance environment. Congratulations: Rebecca Moynihan (Raumati Raptors Swimming Club) – Athlete Scholarship Ruby Heath (Swim Zone Racing) – At