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Athletes from 16 Auckland clubs have been confirmed for the 2016 Athletics Auckland Aspire Development Academy

Aspire Development Academy 2016

Athletics Auckland have confirmed the selections for the 2016 Aspire Development Academy. A total of 58 athletes from 16 different clubs have selected.

In it's third year the Academy is gaining popularity amongst athletes and clubs and is a major stepping stone for athletes aged 13yrs and above in Auckland to not only recieve quality coaching but also the opportunity to be part of a high perfomance team.

Anthony Curry (Athletics Auckland Sport Development Officer and Aspire Programme Manager) says, "the acadmey was started in 2014, to fill a void in the Auckland coaching framework, in an attempt to stop the drop out of athletes 13yrs-U18. We started with 30 athletes in 2014 and have grown to just under 60 this year. This shows the populaity of the programme and coaches"

Athletics Auckland congratulates all selected athletes.

Anthony Curry
Sport Development Officer and Aspire Development Acadmey Programme Manager

Selections as at 3rd December 2015

Dates: Monday 25th-Wednesday 27th January 2016

Venue: Mt Smart Stadium

Times: 10am - 3pm


- Sprints/Hurdles - Joshua Hawkins - Current Senior athlete - 5 x Athletics NZ National Champion (200m & 110m Hurdles).

  His current PB's - 100m (10.56), 200m (21.23), 400m (50.07), 110m Hurdles (13.69)

- Distance - Richard Kee - Athletics NZ Representative over 800m

- Jumps - Brent Booker - Former NZ Decathlete

- Throws - Sonia Slade - Former French Shot Put Champion

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