BayTrust and Sport Bay of Plenty are proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 BayTrust Scholarships.
The scholarships recognise both athletes and coaches and aim to support and assist Bay of Plenty sporting talent to achieve on the national and international sporting stage and coaches to develop new skills that can be delivered back to the community.
Dylan Taute hopes to win the Waka Ama World Championships in Canada this year.
BayTrust contributes $400,000 to Sport Bay of Plenty’s CoachForce programme each year and the scholarships are funded from this amount.
Both the athlete and coach scholarships are open to sports people from the region – covered by the BayTrust and Sport BOP – with the goal to keep local coaching expertise and sporting talent in the Bay.
The Athlete Scholarship recipients, aged 16 – 23, have achieved national representation at their sport; while the Coach Scholarships recipients are currently coaching at a recognised and endorsed level by their respective regional sporting organisation.
Sport Bay of Plenty says a remarkably high number of quality applications were received this year that highlight the exceptional sporting and coaching talent that exists within the Bay.
Benjamin Gibb has been competing in Canoe Slalom world championships since 2009.
BayTrust Athlete Scholarships:
Ben Grindrod, Tauranga (Squash)
Ben Gibb, Tauranga (Canoe Slalom)
Beniece Douch, Tauranga (Beach Volleyball)
Carl Jones, Rotorua (Cross Country Mountain Biking)
Cole O’Connor-Stratton, Mount Maunganui (Canoe Slalom)
Dylan Taute, Rotorua (Waka Ama)
James Cooper, Papamoa (Squash)
Joe Carter, Tauranga (Cricket)
Katherine O’Neill, Rotorua (Cross Country Mountain Biking)
Kodi Harman, Papamoa (Athletics/Surf Lifesaving)
Luuka Jones, Rotorua (Canoe Slalom K1W)
Sam Durrant, Papamoa (Triathlon/Multisport)
Samara Sheppard, Rotorua (Cross Country Mountain Biking)
Samuel Shaw, Rotorua (Cross Country Mountain Biking)
BayTrust Coach Scholarships:
Aaron Osborne, Rotorua (Canoe Slalom)
Basketball Bay of Plenty (2 Coaches), Tauranga (Basketball)
Eugene Bogun, Rotorua (Volleyball)
Jenny Kirk, Tauranga (Volleyball)
Mike Walls, Tauranga (Squash)
Tauranga City Basketball (16 Coaches), Tauranga (Basketball)
Waimariea Sullivan, Opotiki (Tae Kwon Do)