Maria Fredatovich had a stroke at the age of 13. Now 32, she enjoys a physically active lifestyle, refusing to let loss of peripheral vision, on-going balance and hand-eye coordination and problems stop her doing what she loves. More than that, Maria realised there was a need to help other young people who had the same challenges as herself..
These children were pretty excited to be able to meet Halberg Awards contender athletes on the Tuesday before the Halberg Awards night. Kevin Woolcott and Gordon Buchalter ran a coaching session and this gave the able bodied athletes and indication of the particular challenges that Mark, Cormac, Jaden, Faithleen and Matakorama (in the photo) ..
This is the third blog in a series looking at talent ID and development. The first blog I set the scene around Talent ID. The second I detailed what I believe should be the number one priority of every Talent ID programme and academy in New Zealand: developing the growth mindset in athletes. (to see the example scenario used to set the..
Does this sound familiar? All of you will have heard or been a part of the Talent I.D. process and the following example will not be new to you. ·
A leader within an NSO, RSO, Club or Secondary School starts to consider how to get more talent into their environment. They start with the mentality of “we need to have a talent pipeline tha..
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Watch livestreaming of the Joseph Parker vs Andy Ruiz Jr weigh-in ahead of tomorrow night's WBO heavyweight title fight.Parker is looking to become the first New Zealander to claim a world title belt on home soil. The Kiwi takes... read item »
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A look at the New Zealand boxers who have challenged for a world heavyweight title. HERBERT SLADE (1883)* Slade, who was born in Kaeo in 1851, fought the close to indomitable Bostonian John L Sullivan at Madison Square Gardens... read item »
WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) " Snowy conditions have delayed a shipment of sleds and kept World Cup luge competitors off the ice.This weekend's World Cup luge events in Whistler, British Columbia, were adjusted again Thursday... read item »
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