About the AVC

 

The Cycling New Zealand Athlete Voice Committee was formed at the end of 2019. The current AVC is made up of 8 athletes representing Track, BMX and MTB, and exists to provide CNZ council on an athlete point of view and raise pertinent questions with CNZ governance.

Details around the AVC:

  • The Chair for the AVC is Rushlee Buchanan and current members are: Ethan Mitchell, Sam Dakin, Emma Cumming, Kirstie Klingenberg, Jordan Kerby, Anton Cooper and Rebecca Petch with Jacques Landry as the Facilitator.
  • The group meets every quarter at a minimum. 
  • If there is something that needs to be discussed urgently that would have been brought up by an athlete, AVC will discuss on a needs basis outside of the quarterly meetings. 
  • One of the main considerations of the AVC is the best way to keep athletes engaged and informed with what is happening in the sport and the topics coming through the AVC forum.  After several meetings it was agreed that a regular short newsletter keeping athletes updated is a good place to start, so here is the first issue including the main points from our most recent meeting.

To raise a question or a topic you can talk to one of the athletes above or email:  atheletesvoice@cyclingnewzealand.nz

Athlete Voice Committee Members

Ethan Mitchell

Ethan Mitchell

Emma Cumming

Emma Cumming

Georgia Williams

Georgia Williams

Anton Cooper

Anton Cooper

Sam Dakin

Sam Dakin

Kirstie Klingenberg

Kirstie Klingenberg

Rushlee Buchanan

Rushlee Buchanan

Chair

Chairperson of the AVC is a role I am extremely passionate about. In my role I hope to take the voice of the athlete and give it power, to show that athlete's in all...
Chair

Chairperson of the AVC is a role I am extremely passionate about. In my role I hope to take the voice of the athlete and give it power, to show that athlete's in all sports have a valuable role to play. I am focussed on athlete well-being by providing a source of trust and confidence - a happy athlete is a successful athlete. The athlete's wellbeing is an important point to consider in the success of an NSO; the athletes are ultimately the success story of an NSO in their performances. The athlete is often considered the subversive, without power or a voice. I wish to take the athlete's voice higher and make it an ingrained and accepted practice in NSO's to consider the athlete's perspective. I am happy to report that the AVC is respected and definitely making progress, and I thank CNZ for their consideration of the athlete's voice.

Rebecca Petch

Rebecca Petch

Jordan Kerby

Jordan Kerby