The Athletics Otago Squads are administered by Directors endorsed by the Athletics Otago Board. Any support/funding is intended to contribute to an athlete’s competition needs with focus on New Zealand Championships. Being a member of any of these squads is not a reward for past performance, but rather is designed to support individuals identified by Athletics Otago as having the ability/potential to deliver consistent performance.
Directors: Paula Cotter (chair), Raylene Bates (past chair), Kieran Fowler, Dave McNeill, Joan Merrilees, Mike Weddell, Mandy Enoka.
Since 1993 the Skeggs Foundation has been supporting aspiring elite athletes represent Otago and New Zealand while still remaining in the Provience. Twice a year the Foundation gives grants to young sportspeople to help them achieve their goals and be the pride of Otago and New Zealand.
To be eligible to apply for support athletes must be:
Living in Otago, which includes Dunedin City and Waitaki, Clutha, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Districts.
Available for selection into Otago teams; unless this would conflict with National selection.
Broadly the Foundation supports 'aspiring elite' athletes, which encompasses a range of high performing young people. The definition of 'young' varies by sport but normally means older teenagers or those in their 20's. If you want to enquire about your eligibility to apply contact us on 03 474 6419 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The funding rounds close at 5.00pm on 20 March and 20 September, and late applications will not be considered.