The Mitre 10 Mega Wanganui Future Champions Trust funding round is now open and the Trust is welcoming applications. The Trust provides financial support to Wanganui’s talented young sports people who have the ability to compete at the very highest level but may need some extra to achieve their goals.
The Trust is encouraging promising athletes who are in need of financial support to consider applying, with the aim to give our talented sporting youth with a “hand up” to reach their full potential at an international level in their chosen sport.
The Mitre 10 Mega Future Champions Trust has now been operating for four years and has granted $37,000 to 34 individual athletes assisting them in reaching and achieving at internationally acclaimed events like Olympic and Commonwealth Games, World Cups and other major events in their chosen sport.
The Trust encourages athletes interested in applying to visit the website www.futurechampionstrust.org to assess the criteria for the fund, and to access an application form.
Funding rounds are held twice yearly, at the end of March and September with the latest round providing grants to:
Liam Back – Cross Country, selected to compete at the NZ Secondary Schools World Cross Country Champs being held in Paris, France in April 2018.
Jordan Cohen – Hockey, identified to attend the U18 NZ Hockey Squad selection training in New Plymouth, NZ.
Genna Maples – Athletics, selected as part of the NZ Secondary Schools track and Field team to compete at the Australian Athletics Nationals held in Australia in December 2017.
Tara Raj – Golf, Competing in women’s Open and U19 NZ Tournaments in NZ & Australia. Fergus Smith – Golf, selected to attend the University in Iowa, USA to assist with and enhance his Golfing career.
All levels of support are appreciated and interested businesses are encouraged to contact The Trust through its website www.futurechampionstrust.org, or phone Philippa Baker-Hogan on 027 272 795.