At a function last night, Wellington High Performance Aquatics presented the 2016 Lloyd Morrison Aquatic Scholarships to local athletes, coaches and officials.
WHiPA were delighted to welcome several Wellington Councillors to the function, including mayoral candidates Justin Lester, Jo Coughlan and Nicola Young, along with Simon Marsh and Paul Eagle. The awards were presented by WHiPA Patron Kerry Prendergast.
Outstanding young Wellington swimmer, Chelsey Edwards, featured in the latest grants from Wellington High Performance Aquatics (WHiPA). Edwards, who has been chipping away at Rebecca Perrott’s Wellington age group records and represented New Zealand in Australia last summer, will benefit from the fund which was set up by the late Lloyd Morrison.
Other recipients included Rio-bound Olympic team members Emma Robinson (swimming) and Mary Fisher (para-swimming), world champion surf lifesavers, Samantha Lee and Steven Kent, national age group swimming champions, Ruby Heath and Rebecca Moynihan and members of the Lyall Bay Surf Club.
Full list of award recipients:
WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Pathway to Podium Scholarship Recipients
Alaynah Bettany, Hayley Cox, David Long, Luther Maxwell (Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Team)
WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Technical Official Scholarships
Jacqui Forsythe (Swimming)
Ann Sissons (Diving)
WHiPA Lloyd Morrison Sponsorships
Wellington Waterpolo - WHiPA have assisted Wellington Waterpolo with sponsorship to assist in hiring Sarah Goffe as Administration and Development Officer to help grow this busy local sport
Swimming Wellington - WHiPA have sponsored the All Stars team from Wellington and Manawatu to compete in the National Zonal Championships. This action packed, fast paced meet will pit the four zones of Swimming New Zealand against each other to determine a champion team.