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Athlete Update: Rico D'Anvers

Perago Trust grant recipient Rico D'Anvers gives an update on his training and competition. Hello Perago Trust Family, I just wanted to give you a quick update about my BMX and other achievements over the past few months. At the beginning of December, I competed at the Rotorua C1 event in the Junior Elite men age category. Riders from Australia, Japan and New Zealand were all here at this race to gain themselves UCI points and spend time on the newly finished Rotorua track. After some good battl...

April 6, 2020

Athlete Update: Bennett Greenough

Perago Trust grant recipient Bennett Greenough gives an update on his competition and training:Hi Perago, I’ve had a really busy quarter year of training and racing with some great results and good progress before moving into the Junior Elite Class this year. Over the last three months, I feel that all aspects of my riding, as well as training in the gym and sprints, have improved and I am making good progress towards my goals. I also feel that my mindset towards racing has also improved and h...

February 5, 2020

Athlete Update: Leila Walker

Perago Trust grant recipient Leila Walker recaps 2019:I would firstly like to thank the Perago Trust for your help and financial contributions in order for me to achieve my 2019 goals. I am forever grateful for your ongoing support. Your sponsorship was put towards my coaching with the Matt Cameron Race Academy which has improved my riding immensely. It has also opened up opportunities for me to travel and compete internationally. This year has had its ups and downs but overall has been yet anot...

January 31, 2020

Athlete Update: Rico D'Anvers

2019 Perago Trust recipient Rico D'Anvers gives an update on his training and competition Hi Perago Team, Sorry I have not been in contact, I have been busy with exams and final school assemblies.  Thought I’d send through some photos and a quick blurb about recent achievements and upcoming events. Firstly, thank you so much for the kind donation to help me pursue my passion for BMX racing. This is going to be an enormous help in the early months of 2020, as I plan to head to four UCI Wo...

December 3, 2019

Kiwi runner smashes personal best at world champs

New Zealand long-distance runner Camille Buscomb has qualified for next year's Tokyo Olympics after running a personal best in the 5000m at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha.  Buscomb finished fifth in her heat in a time of 15m 02.19s to gain one of the automatic qualifying spots for Sunday's final.  What made her run more impressive was the fact she bettered her previous best time by almost 17 seconds. "It was pretty messy," she said. "There were a lot of girls, and the pace w...

October 3, 2019

Camille Buscomb runs personal best to qualify for Tokyo Olympic Games

Perago Trust recipient Camille Buscomb qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games after setting a new personal best in the 10,000m at the world track and field championships in Doha.The 29-year-old Waikato runner recorded  31min 13.20 sec to finish 12th overall on Saturday (Sunday NZ time).Buscomb said the race felt good, "Conditions were really good. I could feel the air con every now and then, but then other periods of time felt nothing. So it was a good combination. Y...

September 30, 2019

Athlete Update- Bennett Greenough

Perago Trust Recipient Bennett Greenough provides an update on his training and competitionHi Perago Trust, I would just like to say a huge thank you for the funding and support you have given me over the last 6 months! It has been a huge help and I really appreciate your support. A lot has happened in the last 6 months, with multiple overseas trips and races. Firstly, I was selected to go on a training camp with the Cycling New Zealand BMX Performance Hub, to the Sleeman Sports Complex in Brisb...

September 30, 2019

Athlete Update- Seth Hope

Perago Trust grant recipient Seth Hope provides a review of 2019 Junior World Rowing Championships In April I was selected to trial for the NZ U19 rowing team where I trialed as a sculler. I was successful and was selected into the junior men’s quad (JM4X). We then had a few weeks off where we were to complete our own training before the squad returned to lake Karapiro to begin our campaign. It started with a two training block where we progressed by gelling as a crew, technically an...

September 23, 2019

Athlete Update- Beckie Leigh

Perago Trust grant recipient Beckie Leigh gives us an update on her training and competition:Hi everyone at Perago Trust I just wanted to say a big thank you for the funding that you granted to me for the New Zealand Junior Rowing campaign and our trip to the Junior World Rowing Champs in Tokyo, Japan.  We had an 8-week training camp prior to our departure, where we trained at Lake Karapiro and went to school at St Peter's School part-time. We lived at Podium Lodge for the duration of the c...

September 8, 2019

Burghley first timer- Samantha Lissington

New Zealand rider Samantha Lissington’s journey to Burghley started when she swapped a childhood sailing around the South Pacific for a pony. The 28-year-old Kiwi made her debut at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials aboard Ricker Ridge Rui, who she bought unseen with the intention of selling on. Now the pair have taken on one of the biggest events in the world and can’t wait to see what the future holds for them in the sport in the UK. “I only let myself get properly excited on the Monda...

September 8, 2019

Athlete Update- William Leigh

2019 Perago Trust funding recipient William Leigh provides us with an update.Here's an update on my barefoot waterskiing at the moment. Currently I am living and training in Florida, USA. I have been here for a little over a month and will be here until the end of October. A couple of weeks ago I skied in the Southern Regional Championships and finished 2nd in International mens. My scores were 5700 in tricks, 14.8 in slalom, and 20.7 in jump. I was pretty stoked to take out the highes...

August 8, 2019

Athlete Update- Jordan Woodall

Golfer and 2018 Perago Trust grant recipient Jordan Woodall provides an update into his training and competition achievements. My start to the 2019 season was definitely a slow one. I started the year with a missed cut at the Australian Amateur Championship held in Melbourne, the event that I was a semi finalist at the year before (2018). Followed up by a trip to Sydney to play in the Avondale Am where I finished tied 32nd position. I don’t think I have ever learnt so much about my g...

May 23, 2019

Flying Buscomb’s on track to achieve greater things

Sarah Cowley Ross @lockerroomHaving run away from New Zealand in search of a breakthrough, distance runner Camille Buscomb is out to prove herself at the world champs and, she hopes, the 2020 Olympics.  Kiwi distance runner Camille Buscomb spent years on the cusp of greater things. Clearly a talented runner, Buscomb kept falling agonisingly short of breaking through into major track events around the world; events such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the 2015 world championships a...

May 21, 2019

Athlete Update- Seth Hope, April 2019

Rower Seth hope updates us on his training and performance:I have been training with the Waikato RPC (Rowing Performance Centre) for a full racing season now having completed the National Championships which were held in Twizel this year at the end of February. My season was quite a successful one with it being just my first year with the RPC and being required to race only in Premier events against far older and more experienced rowers than myself. I had a few successful races throughout t...

April 3, 2019

Athlete Update- Leila Walker, January 2019

January 07 2019- BMX Rider Leila Walker provides an update to the Perago Trust on her training and competition.I am writing to thank you for the incredible support I have received during 2018. This year has been a busy one for me. I have raced internationally twice and received quality BMX coaching with the Matt Cameron Race Academy. In April, I competed at the New Zealand National Championships in New Plymouth winning both my age class and the 12-14 year girls supernats titles. I raced at the U...

January 8, 2019

Athlete Update- Hannah Blackwood, September 2018

Dear Perago Trust, I have just returned home from my pinnacle event, competing in the 2018 FINA World Junior Open Water 10km Championships in Eilat, Israel. As New Zealand’s sole qualifier and representative, my coach Carl Gordon and I left Auckland on 31 August. It took 48 hours for us to get to Israel and when we did, it was a bit of a shock to the system after leaving 5 degree Cambridge to the 40 degree desert weather. The race location of Eilat was extremely beautiful. Israel can tend...

September 24, 2018

Athlete Update- Beckie Leigh, September 2018

Rower Beckie Leigh provides an update on her training and competition:  I just wanted to say a big thank you for the funding that you granted to me for the New Zealand Junior Rowing campaign and our trip to the Junior World Rowing Champs in Racice, Czech Republic.  We had an 8-week training camp prior to our departure, where we trained at Lake Karapiro and went to school at St Peter's School from 10am until 2pm. We lived for a majority of the time at the Podium Lodge, across the road f...

September 9, 2018

Greenough scores Australian title

One Cambridge’s top BMX riders has returned home from the Australian National Series with good reason to smile. Bennett Greenough competed in three rounds of the event with enough race wins to claim the overall title in his age group. Unfortunately, due to the Cambridge BMX track not being allowed to use their start gate during winter, Greenough wasn't quite able to have the same preparation leading up to the last round as his Australian counterparts, but he didn’t let it dampen his spirits....

August 21, 2018

Athlete Update - Will Thompson

2018 grant recipient Will Thompson gives an update on his training and competition:The junior rowing campaign has come to an end for 2018. I am currently emailing from Prague airport as we await our flight to come home.  Build up to racing: We arrived in Prague on the 30th of July at 2pm where we then settled into the hotel and checked out the rowing venue.  As we exited the airport in Prague, the temperature struck us, 37 degrees was not nice to start with. We settled in well the firs...

August 21, 2018

Athlete Update - Ellesse Andrews

Ellesse Andrews | New Zealand Track Cyclist Keep up to date with my journey to win Olympic gold EUROPE TRAINING CAMP Seven weeks into my European training/racing adventure, and I’m absolutely loving it. Our New Zealand team is based out of a small town called Gavirate, which is surrounded by amazing riding, and some gorgeous scenery to take in along the way too.  The first three weeks here were purely training, getting in some long road rides, and just more miles on...

August 6, 2018

Athlete Update - William Thompson

2018 Perago Trust grant recipient William Thompson provides an update on his training and competition goals heading into the World Junior Rowing Championships: Dear Perago, I am writing today to update you on how my training and preparation for World Junior Rowing Championships. We came into Camp on the 3rd of June and since then we have been busy training twice a day and completing school work in between these sessions in Cambridge. During the last weekend of June/ start of July we competed in ...

July 26, 2018

Athlete Update- Bennett Greenough

Hi Perago, The 2018 BMX World Champs last month had lots of ups and downs for me this year. My qualifiers went really well, picking up a 1st, 3rd, then another 1st, followed by another first in my 1/8 final.In my quarter final, an incident involving another rider caused me to crash on the ramp, ending my day short. I felt like my standard of riding was up there with all the top riders which just adds to the frustration, as well as giving me motivation to train even harder in the next year, to tr...

July 9, 2018

Athlete Update- Beckie Leigh

An update from 2018 Perago Trust recipient Beckie Leigh: We went into our Junior Camp in early June, with everyone flying / driving to the Rob Waddell Lodge at Lake Karapiro, and then moving to Podium Lodge in Cambridge after 2 weeks. I have been training hard over the last 6 weeks improving my fitness and getting myself ready for this training camp. We are in camp for 2 months, becoming part time students at St Peter's School, Cambridge and full time athletes training out of the Rowing New Zeal...

June 12, 2018

Athlete Update- Ellesse Andrews 03.06.18

Commonwealth Games | Gold Coast 2018 Being selected into the 2018 Commonwealth Games team was an achievement in itself for me. A huge milestone that I had no idea was even on the cards until about 8 weeks out from race day. Preparation for the event went reasonably smoothly, and I was extremely lucky to have such a welcoming team of riders and support staff to help me transition into this environment. As my key event was the Individual Pursuit, I was able to solely focus and make sure my process...

June 3, 2018

Funding Announcement

The Perago Trust would like to thank everyone who applied for funding in April 2018, there were a record number of submissions this round which was brilliant to see.Congratulations to the following eight athletes who were successful in gaining funding: 🚲 Leila Walker BMX 🚲Bennett Greenough BMX 🏌️‍♂️Jordan Woodall GOLF 🥅Alannah Mouat LACROSSE 🚴‍♂️Joshua Lane ROAD CYCLING 🚣‍♀️Beckie Leigh ROWING 🚣‍♂️William Thompson ROWING 🏊‍♀️Hannah Blackwoo...

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