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$1.2 million to support NZ's top coaches

10 December 2003 Media Statement

$1.2 million to support New Zealand's top coaches

Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard said a record 86 Prime Minister's Coach Scholarships have been awarded to support high performance coaches next year.

Trevor Mallard said the Scholarships are a significant resource to ensure that professional development opportunities for coaches actually happen.

“This government is committed to nurturing sporting excellence in New Zealand and it’s heartening to see coaches recognised for their hard work and vision for the future," Trevor Mallard said.

"Coaches play a critical, and too often criticised, role in the success of our athletes and sports teams. Investing in coaches is a smart way to enhance our top athletes of tomorrow."

The Prime Minister’s High Performance Coach Scholarship programme, in its third year, helps New Zealand’s high performance coaches gain the knowledge and experience needed to inspire our potential sporting stars of tomorrow.

Kerry Hill (Athletics), Terry Gyde (Bike New Zealand), Erik du Vander (Equestrian), Shane Scott (Men’s Golf), Paul Derham (Hockey), Judith Hamilton (Rowing), Robbie Wyatt (Squash), Jenny Rose (Triathlon), and Shelley Duncan (Women’s Golf) each receive scholarships of $50,000.

The government has committed $1.2million to the programme this year, with the remaining 77 scholarships worth up to $10,000 each.

Please find attached a full list of Prime Minister’s Coach Scholarship recipients:

Sport Coach Name
Athletics Kerry Hill
Athletics Elena Vinogradova
Athletics Andrew MacLennan
Badminton Kim Ji Hyun
Badminton Gavin Bisset
Bowls Janice McKenna
Bike Terry Gyde
Bike Tim Carswell
Bike Graham Bunn
Bike John Lee
Bike William Rastrick
Cricket Mark Greatbatch
Equestrian Erik du Vander
Equestrian Jeff McVean
Equestrian Andrea Raves
Golf Shane Scott
Golf Mal Tongue
Golf Simon Thomas
Golf Jay Davies
Golf Anthony Doyle
Golf Brian Doyle
Hockey Paul Derham
Hockey Peter Miskimmin
Hockey Chris Leslie
Hockey Keith Rowley
Hockey Anthony Thornton
Hockey Manoj Daji
Netball Te Aroha Keenan
Netball Ruth Aitken
Netball Robyn Broughton
Paralympics Grant Sharman
Rowing Brett Crow
Rowing Judith Hamilton
Rowing Charles Haggie
Rowing John Robinson
Rowing Marion Horwell
Rowing Sarah-Kate Miller
Rugby League Tony Kemp
Rugby League Brian McLennan
Rugby League Phil Prescott
Rugby League Tony Benson
Rugby League Paul Bergman
Rugby Union Rob Penney
Rugby Union Chris Boyd
Rugby Union Darryl Suasua
Rugby Union Tamati Muriwai
Rugby Union Thomas Stuart
Shooting Alister Allan
Softball Mark Sorenson
Softball Marty Grant
Squash Robbie Wyatt
Squash Nick Mita
Squash Mark Gribben
Squash Tanya Colyer
Squash Kaye Jackson
Squash Graeme Randolph
Triathlon Jenny Rose
Triathlon Brendon Downey
Womens Golf Shelley Duncan
Womens Golf Geoff Smart
Womens Golf Susan Farron
Soccer Paul Smalley
Soccer Ricki Herbert
Tennis Bruce Darlin
Tennis Paulina Nola
Tennis Michael Mooney
AFL Ross Mawhinnie
AFL Jason Lanyon
Canoeing Andy Fuller
Canoeing Mark Watson
Canoeing Patrick Anderson
Canoeing Christopher Eiber
Diving Steven Zhu
Ice Hockey Dave Le Comte
Roller Sports William Harvey
Roller Sports Bill Begg
Roller Sports Kylie Shirley
Roller Sports Pam Peters
Roller Sports Jane Reason
Water Polo Fraser Bickley
Water Ski William Coughey
Water Ski Kyle Eade
Water Ski Duncan Hancock
Wrestling Rodney Jarman
Wrestling Demitri Korzh

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