Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Promising local rugby players receive study scholarships

Promising local rugby players receive study scholarships

Two promising rugby stars and two up-and-coming netball players will receive a free year’s study at CPIT, thanks to a new partnership between CPIT and sporting institutions.

CPIT and the CRFU have signed an agreement which has established two full annual scholarships for course fees for two rugby players identified by the CRFU.

CRFU academy manager, Aaron Webb, says he held discussions with CPIT chief executive Kay Giles about how important it is for athletes’ personal development that they are either working or in tertiary education.

“We wanted to assist the player financially to study and gain all the experience and value from studying, both educationally and life skills such as time management, organisation and dedication,” he says.

Alex Hodgman, who is studying a Bachelor of Applied Science, and Richard Mo’unga, who is studying a Bachelor of Applied Management, are the first two players to receive the scholarships.

Both are likely to play high-level rugby this year, with Alex playing for the New Zealand Barbarians and Richard playing for the NZ Under 20 team.

“We approached CPIT with two students we knew would be excellent role models and of high profile and were in need of financial assistance,” Webb says.

“We identify students we believe would gain great value from this scholarship and would be well equipped to role model and promote CPIT. They are generally some our top achievers on the rugby field.”

Harry Westrupp from CPIT’s Centre for Maori and Pasifika Achievement (CMPA) says he feels the partnership is a great collaboration.

“The scholarships help to prepare these students for life beyond their respective sporting careers,” he says.
The scholarship pays the course fees for the two students for the first year of their study.

CPIT will soon also be establishing a similar relationship with Netball Mainland, for a scholarship for two netball players.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


6-11 October: New Zealand Improvisation Festival Hits Wellington

Wellingtonians will have a wide selection of improv to feast on with a jam packed programme containing 22 shows, three companies from Australia, two companies from Auckland, one from Nelson, one from Christchurch and seven from Wellington. More>>


Bird Of The Year: New Zealanders Asked To Vote For Their Favourite Native Bird

Te Radar, David Farrier, Heather du-Plessis Allan and Duncan Garner are just some of the New Zealanders championing their favourite native bird in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition, which kicks off today.. More>>


Werewolf Film: It Follows - Panic In Detroit

Philip Matthews: When you heard last month that Wes Craven had died and you wanted to pay homage, you could have sat down with any one of five of his films that helped reinvent American horror at least three times over three decades... Or you could just have watched one of the greatest recent horror films that would probably not exist without Craven. More>>


Werewolf Music: Searching For The White Wail - On Art Pepper, etc

If the word ‘hipster’ means anything – which it arguably doesn’t – it seems to be more of an impulse than a condition. One always headed for the margins, and away from the white-bred, white-bread mainstream... More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Leonardo da Vinci - The Graphic Work

The breadth of da Vinci’s work is incredible: from animals to weaponry, architecture to fabric, maps to botany. The works have been divided into themes such as Proportion Drawings, Anatomical Drawings and Drawings of Maps and Plans. Each section begins with a short essay. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: James Hector: Explorer, Scientist, Leader

Publication of this comprehensive 274-page account of the life and work of James Hector by the Geoscience Society of New Zealand marks the 150th anniversary of James Hector’s appointment as New Zealand’s first government scientist. More>>

On Shoestrings And Phones: Rossellini And Contemporary Film

Howard Davis: Roberto Rossellini's Neo-Realist Rome, Open City provides some fascinating technical parallels to Tangerine, an equally revolutionary Independent movie made exactly seventy years later. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news