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Athlete Profiles

2017 - Year One

 
 

2017 - Year Three

 
 

Name: Vicky Browne-Cole

Age: 18

Sport: Equestrian (eventing)

What are your key achievements to date?
2017 3-day NZ Junior Rider Champion
2014 1-day NZ Junior Rider Champion
Being named in the 2017 Oceania Young Rider Team

What are your current goals?
Perform well at Oceania Young Riders
Perform well at key events next season at 2* level while working or moving up to 3*

What is your dream goal?
Olympic Gold
World Championships Gold
Winning the Grand Slam of Eventing

What are your hobbies/likes?
Reading, travelling, getting out and making new experiences and meeting new people.

Who would you most like to sit down and have dinner with and why?
Michael Jung – he is the best in the world; he has been around for a few years and still going strong - and Mark Todd for the same reason as Michael. Both have achieved amazing things.

 
 

Name: Samuel Tanner

Age: 16

Sport: Athletics

What are your key achievements to date?
Won AIMS Games Cross Country two years running
3rd NZ Road Race Championships
2nd 3000m Track under 18 boys

What are your current goals?
Podium at Cross Country Nationals this year
Top 10 in World Championships, preferably win 2018

What is your dream goal?
Make it to the Olympics and win a gold medal.

What are your hobbies/likes?
Kite surfing, snowboarding, skating, music (I play bass guitar and drums).

Who would you most like to sit down and have dinner with and why?
Nick Willis, because I think he would be quite similar to where I want to go in life. Or Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Kelly Slater because they are the people I look up to in my hobbies.

 
 

Name: Max Van der Zalm

Age: 17

Sport: Windsurfing (RS:X)

What are your key achievements to date?
U19 2017 National Champ Youth RS:X
U17 2016 National Champ Techno Boy
1st Silver Fleet World Championships (top 20) Italy

What are your current goals?
China Youth Worlds RS:X
Youth Olympic Games 2018

What is your dream goal?
Olympics 2024

What are your hobbies/likes?
Windsurfing, hockey, food, watersports, biking, summer, competitive side of life, more windsurfing…

Who would you most like to sit down and have dinner with and why?
Need a good think about this one…

 
 

Name: Veerle ten Have

Age: 16

Sport: Windsurfing (RS:X)

What are your key achievements to date?
Womens U17 National Champion (2015, 2016, 2017)
Womens RS:X National Champion (2017)
U17 Girls 40 in the World (Gold Fleet)

What are your current goals?
ISAF Worlds 2017 in China
Top 20 RSX youth worlds in Italy
Top 10 Techno plus Worlds in France
Youth Olympics 2018

What is your dream goal?
Win a RSX worlds
Go to the Olympics

What are your hobbies/likes?
Windsurfing, hockey, my cat (Elmo), MTB, travelling, surfing, gym.

Who would you most like to sit down and have dinner with and why?
My friends because I could have a good laugh.

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Name: Ora Caprice Williams

Age: 18

Sport: Rugby Sevens

What are your key achievements to date?
NZ under 18 Touch Team (2016-2017)
NZ Development Squad Sevens (2017)
BOP Womens Sevens Team

What are your current goals?
Bounce back from collar bone injury
Regain high level of fitness and improve my speed

What is your dream goal?
To play at Tokyo Olympics (2020) or (2024)
Play in the Womens Rugby World Cup
Contracted for NZ Women’s Sevens Team

What are your hobbies/likes?
Mini golf, sleeping, swimming, hanging with friends, watching Vampire Diaries, road trips, listening to music.

Who would you most like to sit down and have dinner with and why?
Anton Lieneut-Brown – because he is a really good rugby player and he’s cute.

 
 

Name: Kendra Reynolds

Age: 24

Sport: Sevens

What are your key achievements to date?
NZ Sevens Development Squad 2017
NZ Sevens Interrim Contract 2017 (May/June)
Bay of Plenty Sevens BOP Volcanix

What are your current goals?
Go to the France World Series in June
Get fitter

What is your dream goal?
Sevens Contract 2018 onward full time
2018 Commonwealth Games

What are your hobbies/likes?
Going to the beach, going to watch rugby, spending time with family and friends.

Who would you most like to sit down and have dinner with and why?
Beyonce, she made her own path embodies strength of character… and because it's Beyonce!

 
 

Name: Logan Hirst

Age: 17

Sport: BMX Racing

What are your key achievements to date?
6th Place 2013 BMX World Championships
1st Place 2016 BMX Oceania Championships

What are your current goals?
Perform well at 2017 North Island Championships

What is your dream goal?
To become a member of BMX High Performance NZ

What are your hobbies/likes?
Water skiing, fishing

Who would you most like to sit down and have dinner with and why?
Maris Strombergs (2x Olympic Gold Medalist for BMX). I would like to ask him about his life as an athlete and what he found the hardest as a high performance athlete.

 
 

Name: Mark Harland-Croft

Age: 17

Sport: BMX Racing

What are your key achievements to date?
3rd Place BMX Nationals (Junior Men) 2017

What are your current goals?
Podium at 2017 North Island Championships

What is your dream goal?
Olympic Champion

What are your hobbies/likes?
All kinds of bike/ball sports

Who would you most like to sit down and have dinner with and why?

 

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