Sponsored Athletes

Kā Kaiaka Kaitautoko

Due to the effects of COVID-19 we have made the decision to focus on charities and organisations that support the wider community in the fundamental areas of health and wellbeing.

As a result, we are cancelling our long-running athlete development sponsorship programme and will review funding priorities again before the 2022/23 financial year.

QLDC sponsored athletes

In previous years, QLDC Sport and Recreation sponsorship has provided successful applicants with free access to Alpine Health and Fitness, Alpine Aqualand (both located at Queenstown Events Centre), Arrowtown Memorial Pool and Wānaka Recreation Centre.

We continue to applaud our district's inspirational athletes, several of whom continue to make their mark on the international stage, and welcome them to use our facilities for training and recreation.

Here's is a list of the 'Team Sport and Rec’ athletes we sponsored in the 2020-21 financial year (in alphabetical order):

  • Abby Fisher - Athletics

  • Anna Claire Thompson - Power lifting

  • Callum Burns - Ice hockey

  • Cam Melville Ives - Snowboarding

  • Connor Paton - Swimming

  • Conor Macfarlane - Mountain Biking

  • Cool Wakushima - Snowboarding

  • Cruz Morland - Swimming

  • Fin Melville Ives - Skiing

  • Fiona Gallagher - Triathlon

  • Gabby Mills - Ice hockey

  • Irshadd Sayed - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

  • Jess Blewitt - Mountain biking

  • Jordon Doherty - Jui jitsu

  • Kate Bennie - Swimming

  • Kathyrn Nevatt - Freediving

  • Kim Cadzow - Triathlon

  • Laura Reidy - Ultra-running

  • Logan Campbell - Triathlon

  • Marc Perry - Wrestling

  • Meggie Bichard - Multisport

  • Mel Webster - Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

  • Niamh Towsen - Athletics

  • Olivia Key - Alpine skiing and rowing

  • Olivia Helmore - Cross-country skiing and biathlon

  • Peter Jackson - Triathlon

  • Renan Secco - Jui jitsu

  • Sara Jameson - Swimming

  • Sarah Douglas - Mountain running

  • Tamsin Brown - Triathlon

  • Weston Hill - Running.

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