Born and raised in Cambridge, Jake is a retired farmer and now devotes his time to the governance and administration of local and regional sporting organisations. After recognising there was a need for an organisation to identify, capture and assist promising young athletes Jake co-founded the Perago Trust with Kevin Burgess.
While Sarah's performances over several Olympics and Commonwealth Games captured the nation, it is her outgoing nature and enthusiasm for life that resonates most. Sarah is a very passionate Cambridge resident and has done a huge amount to make the town a great place to live, especially generating funding for the Te Awa cycle trail and extensions to the greenbelt running and cycling trail.
Rob has a place etched in New Zealand sporting history following his performance as a single sculler at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. He has worn many hats as an athlete, from Waikato rugby player to grinder with Team New Zealand. Post retirement Rob has been just as busy including being a key driver of the Avantidrome and the Te Awa cycle trail in Cambridge, and Chef De Mission for the NZ Olympic team.
Kevin has been a community pharmacist in Cambridge since 1981 and has had a long and active involvement within the Cambridge community, serving on both sporting and community organisations. Kevin has been a judge at the Waipa and Waikato Secondary Sports awards for 15 years and is a passionate supporter of rugby, rowing, netball, cricket and lately, cycling. He has also mentored/sponsored numerous athletes over the years. Kevin is also a partner of Inside Running, a sports management company.
Sharon is the Executive Officer for ExportNZ and is a Business Mentor with Business Mentor NZ. She is passionate about helping young athletes achieve their goals, and coming from a family that has had representatives at 7 Olympics she understands the need for athlete support. Sharon is also an Honorary Member of the Canterbury Rowing Club.
Merv brings to the trust his knowledge and experience gained as a past registered business appraiser and successful business owner. He is currently a mentor and advisor to businesses and sporting clubs.