Wellington's Talented Athletes Recognised at Mayoral Function

20 June 2014

Forty of Wellington’s most talented young athletes were acknowledged last night at a mayoral function for the Sports Talent Development Programme, funded by Wellington City Council.

Talented athletes celebrated at Mayoral function

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The function for the athletes was held at the ASB Sports Centre, and attendees were supported by the Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Deputy Mayor Justin Lester, Councillor Paul Eagle, sport association leaders, coaches, and staff from High Performance Sport NZ, Sport NZ, Wellington City Council and Sport Wellington.  

Aimed at assisting athletic development, the programme is collaboration between Wellington City Council, Sport Wellington and High Performance Sport NZ.  The programme provides support in key areas of their performance programmes.  In 2014, this has helped athletes involved in football, hockey, kayaking, netball, rugby, swimming, and yachting.