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BayTrust Athlete and Coach Scholarships Now Open

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Applications are now open for the October 2016 round of BayTrust scholarships, recognising both athletes and coaches.

The aim of the scholarships is to support and assist Bay of Plenty sporting talent to achieve on the national and international sporting stage and allows coaches to develop new skills that can be delivered back to the community.

The Scholarships are funded by the BayTrust a as part of their contribution to Sport Bay of Plenty’s CoachForce programme and fully supports BayTrust’s vision of strong, vibrant, healthy Bay of Plenty communities.

This round also features the annual scholarship that has been kindly donated by Christin Tustain and the Acorn Foundation. This scholarship will recognise one athlete from the Western Bay of Plenty.

Both scholarships are open to sports people residing in the region covered by BayTrust and Sport Bay of Plenty, with the intention that the coaching expertise and sporting talent is retained in the Bay. The Athlete Scholarship applications are available to any young athlete from the Bay of Plenty aged 16–23 who has achieved national representation at their sport; while the Coach Scholarships are for coaches currently coaching at a recognised and endorsed level by their respective Regional Sporting Organisation or equivalent body.

Applications highlight the exceptional sporting and coaching talent that exists within the Bay of Plenty region and these scholarships demonstrate an appreciation for the hard work, commitment and dedication that these athletes and coaches give to their sport and communities.

The scholarships have been very successful and have seen Sport Bay of Plenty and the BayTrust support some very talented and high achieving locals. Some of the past athletes include: Peter Burling (Sailing), Luuka Jones (Canoe Slalom), Sam O’Dea (Volleyball), Joseph Millar (Athletics), Dirk Peters (Mountain Biking), Kurk Pickard (BMX), Natalie Peat (Surf Life Saving), Amanda Landers-Murphy (Squash). Some of the past coaches include: Melanie Bennett (Basketball), Aaron Osborne (Canoe Slalom), Jay Carter (Golf), Moehewa Armstrong (Rugby League), and Julieta Diaz (Synchronised Swimming).

Applications are now open and close at 5pm on the 14th October 2016. If you would like information on how to apply please contact:

Tom Morrison
Community Coaching Advisor
Sport Bay of Plenty

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