Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub Riders

Joel Douglas

Joel Douglas

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 7
Goals for the next 12 months: To take every opportunity given to me and use it to my best ability whether that be workshops with the hub,...
Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 7
Goals for the next 12 months: To take every opportunity given to me and use it to my best ability whether that be workshops with the hub, gym sessions, track sessions. My ultimate goal for the next 12 months would be selected for the 2022 junior track world championships and get there in the best shape I can for what could be my first overseas racing. 

Holly Bliss

Holly Bliss

Age: 18
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Prudence Fowler

Prudence Fowler

Age: 18
Number of years cycling: 8
Goals for the next 12 months: Working on getting stronger and taking as many opportunities as I can.

Nate Boness

Nate Boness

Age: 15
Number of years cycling: 2.5
Goals for the next 12 months: The U17 NZ/World Record for 2k IP is 2:13.326 set by Jack Carswell. It's around 6 and a half seconds...
Age: 15
Number of years cycling: 2.5
Goals for the next 12 months: The U17 NZ/World Record for 2k IP is 2:13.326 set by Jack Carswell. It's around 6 and a half seconds faster than me at the moment, I still have around 16months to train for this but it would be a great feeling to get another record. Another goal would have to be on the road at Nationals next year. This year I came 3rd in the RR, 1st out of 1st year U17's and 11th in the TT, 3rd out of 1st year U17s so it would be a pretty good accomplishment to do the double take next year and take out two first places.

Jodie Blackwood

Jodie Blackwood

Age: 14
Number of years cycling: 4
Goals for the next 12 months: My main goal for the next 12 months is to be consistently healthy, after I recover from this concussion!...
Age: 14
Number of years cycling: 4
Goals for the next 12 months: My main goal for the next 12 months is to be consistently healthy, after I recover from this concussion! Then it is to be able to train hard and see where that takes me.

Tom Stephenson

Tom Stephenson

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 2.5
Goals for the next 12 months: Win elite national U19 time trial, go overseas next year t Europe and contest in some races, make NZZ...
Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 2.5
Goals for the next 12 months: Win elite national U19 time trial, go overseas next year t Europe and contest in some races, make NZZ junior world champs team, and come top 20 in time trial or road race.

Queenie McElwee

Queenie McElwee

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 5
Goals for the next 12 months: Win TTT at school nationals and hill climb at Northern tour.

Bee Townsend

Bee Townsend

Age:16
Number of years cycling: 6
Goals for the next 12 months: I think the biggest one is probably improving my IP time in the track

Luke Blackwood

Luke Blackwood

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 4
Goals for the next 12 months: Win a national title on the track.

Bonnie Rattray

Bonnie Rattray

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Cameron Davies

Cameron Davies

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Austin Norwell

Austin Norwell

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 6
Goals for the next 12 months: To get stronger in cycling and keep competing in road and track events

Lucas Bhimy

Lucas Bhimy

Age: 15
Number of years cycling: 4
Goals for the next 12 months: Podium at major events and get some new pb's.

Ella Wyllie

Ella Wyllie

Age: 19
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Redmond Connolly

Redmond Connolly

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 5
Goals for the next 12 months: My main goal for the next 12 months is to be focusing on criterium nationals and the upcoming track season.

Ruby Spring

Ruby Spring

Age: 15
Number of years cycling: 5
Goals for the next 12 months: To improve hill climbing and long distance racing

Jorja Clouth

Jorja Clouth

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 7
Goals for the next 12 months: To keep on going to the gym and to do well in school racing

Tiree Robinson

Tiree Robinson

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 2
Goals for the next 12 months: My goal for the next 12 months is to learn as much as possible through racing and training. I want to keep...
Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 2
Goals for the next 12 months: My goal for the next 12 months is to learn as much as possible through racing and training. I want to keep focused but also not forget to have fun. I've also got a bucket list of things I want to try out such as track racing. I also aim to get some good race results on road and MTB.

Edward Pawson

Edward Pawson

Age: 17
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Ally Gothard

Ally Gothard

Age: 17
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Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub

 

 

Led by coach Myron Simpson, this performance hub provides training and development for Road and Track riders from the Auckland region.

The Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub riders have access to leading training facilities in Auckland and associated support services.

 

About Barfoot & Thompson

Barfoot & Thompson are a family-owned and run real estate company that was established nearly a century ago. Today the company has over 68 branches in Auckland and Northland with close to 2000 sales staff.

Barfoot & Thompson are strong supporters of the Auckland community from the annual Santa Parade to the Starship Foundation, and in a sport where they sponsor the Blues, the Skycity Mystics and the recent World Masters Games among many others.

 
RIDERS
 

COACHES

Former national representative cyclist, Myron Simpson has been appointed coach of the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub programme. Simpson has a significant background in international road and track cycling having competed in Europe, Asia and North America.
 
Following a successful track cycling career which included a silver medal in the Omnium at the 2007 UCI Junior Track World Championships in Mexico and competing in the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Simpson's focus switched to the road, competing with pro continental teams. However, his career was cut short with a serious shoulder injury. In 2014, Simpson was called into the New Zealand track cycling team, claiming a silver medal at the UCI World Cup in London, and in recent times has established himself as a promising young coach. 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

With riders from all over the wider Auckland region, greater emphasis is put on self-management and time as a group is extremely valuable. Group strength and conditioning sessions are held at AUT’s North Shore Campus, and riders also attend 2-3 gym sessions a week on their own. Through busy training periods and leading into competitions, key skill sessions are run at competition venues, Manukau Velodrome and the Avantidrome in Cambridge. Training camps are held throughout the year with a focus on goal setting, technical skill, strength and conditioning and mental skills. Hub riders also have the opportunity to interact and hear from New Zealand's current professional riders to get an insight into life as a professional cyclist overseas.
 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

Junior World Championships
  • Ella Wyllie - 2019 - Junior Women's Road Race (31st)
  • Ella Wyllie - 2019 - Junior Women's Individual Time Trial (10th)
  • Stella Nightingale - 2019 - Junior Women's Road Race (38th)
  • Lachlan Dickson - 2019 - Team Pursuit (4th)
  • Aaron Wyllie, Harry Waine – 2017 – Team Pursuit (3rd)
  • Harry Waine – 2017 – Individual Pursuit (10th)
Oceania Championships
  • Jenna Merrick – 2018 – Junior Omnium (1st), Junior Madison (3rd)
  • Sam Upton – 2019 – Junior Sprint (9th), Junior Keirin (6th)
  • Cameron Manley, Sam Upton – 2019 – Junior Team Sprint (2nd)
  • Cameron Manley – 2019 – Junior 1km Time Trial (2nd), Junior Sprint (6th)
  • Christian Rush – 2019 – Junior Omnium (6th)
  • Ella Wyllie – 2019 – Junior Individual Pursuit (9th), Junior Points Race (6th)
  • Georgia Danford – 2019 – Elite Omnium (9th)
  • Ella Wyllie - 2019 - Junior Road Race (1st)
  • Prue Fowler- 2020- 4000m Team Pursuit (1st), 2000m Individual Pursuit (4th)

 

SPONSORS

The programmes and development opportunities on offer through the Auckland Performance Hub are made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors and philanthropists.
 
 
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