Wellington High Performance Aquatics are delighted to be presenting a 2016 Lloyd Morrison Scholarships for Officials to Jacqui Forsythe.
WHiPA recognise the valuable contribution that officials make to their chosen sport, and the sponsorship assists them to attend national or international schools or clinics for the opportunity to up-skill.
Our first recipient is Jacqui Forsythe - Swimming Technical Official
Jacqui has been a Swimming Technical official for 15 years. She is a nationally qualified Referee and Starter and is also on FINA's list as a Starter, meaning she can officiate at the highest level internationally - and she is also involved with open water swimming.
Jacqui has officiated in key roles at all major New Zealand meets, including the New Zealand Open and Age Group Championships. In 2012 and 2014 Jacqui was appointed to work at the Oceania Games, and in 2015 she officiated at the Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa.
In 2016 Jacqui has been appointed to officiate at the 2016 Oceania Champs where she will also attend the FINA Pool and Open Water Clinics.