SIT Southern Performance Hub Riders

Mitchel Fitzsimons

Mitchel Fitzsimons

Age: 17
Born: 2003
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2019
Discipline: Enduro

Ronan Shearing

Ronan Shearing

Age: 16
Born: 2004
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Road & Track- Endurance

Rhylee Akeroyd

Rhylee Akeroyd

Age: 16
Born: 2003
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2019,2020
Discipline: Road & Track-Endurance

Ciara Kelly

Ciara Kelly

Age: 15
Born: 2004
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Track- Sprint & Endurance

Tyla Green

Tyla Green

Age: 18
Born: 2002
Lives: Winton
Years in Hub: 2018, 2019, 2020
Discipline: Track- Endurance

Jaz McLeod

Jaz McLeod

Age: 15
Born: 2004
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Road & Track- Endurance

Connor Douglas

Connor Douglas

Age: 17
Born: 2002
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Para-cyclist & Sprinter

Jessica Spencer

Jessica Spencer

Age: 16
Born: 2003
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2019, 2020
Discipline: Track- Endurance

Haydn Jack

Haydn Jack

Age: 24
Born: 1995
Lives: Originally Auckland, now Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Track- Sprint

Emily Paterson

Emily Paterson

Age: 18
Born: 2001
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Disciplines: Track- Endurance

Dylan Day

Dylan Day

Age: 19
Born: 2000
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Track- Sprint

Reuben Heslip

Reuben Heslip

Age: 15
Born: 2004
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Road & Track- Endurance

Nicole Marshall

Nicole Marshall

Age: 19
Born: 2000
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Disciplines: Track- Sprint

Morgan Borrie

Morgan Borrie

Age: 17
Born: 2003
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Track- Endurance

Jake Willis

Jake Willis

Age: 17
Born: 2002
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2018, 2019, 2020
Discipline: Track- Endurance

Louis Hodgkinson

Louis Hodgkinson

Age: 19
Born: 2001
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Road

Cody Harvey

Cody Harvey

Age: 16
Born: 2004
Lives: Invercargill
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Track-Endurance & MTB

Pearl Harris-Blain

Pearl Harris-Blain

Age: 15
Born: 2004
Lives: Dunedin
Years in Hub: 2020
Discipline: Track-

SIT Southern Performance Hub

 

The SIT Southern Performance Hub based in Invercargill gives talented young riders access to world-class facilities and a wealth of experience through a dedicated Hub coaching team.  The Hub will be based at the SIT Velodrome, at ILT Stadium Southland.

 

RIDERS

 

COACHES

SIT Southern Performance Hub's head coach is Sid Cumming, who has a long history working in sport development and performance.  

A born and bred Southlander, Sid has been running his business, World Health and Fitness, in Invercargill for the last 26 years working with some of Southlands top athletes. Sid has also coached Rowing in the '80s, Triathlon in the '90s and '00s and has seen success on the national and international stage. 
 
In the last five years, Sid has been coaching cycling for the Southland under 17 and 19 programme with plenty of success at nationals and with a lot of athletes winning on the world stage.
 
"The best thing for me about coaching is watching good young people achieve their goals and become better people both on and off the bike." - Sid Cumming.

 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

SIT Southern Performance Hub riders have access to numerous training and development opportunities. These include 2-3 weekly strength and conditioning sessions with a trainer, two coached track sessions a week and weekly bunch rides. In addition, four-track camps and a road camp are held throughout the year, as well as mental skills and nutrition seminars run by Academy Southland. Hub riders also ride in the National Track Series. 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Corbin Strong
2018 UCI Junior Track World Championships
World Champion – 1st Men’s Team Pursuit
 
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
  • Corbin Strong – 2019 – Team Pursuit (8th), 1km Time Trial (17th)
WORLD CUPS
  • Corbin Strong – Cambridge 2019 – Team Pursuit (9th)
  • Corbin Strong – Hong Kong 2019 – Team Pursuit (13th)
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 
  • Nicole Shields – 2016 – Individual Pursuit (5th)
  • Corbin Strong – 2017 – Omnium (4th), Madison (7th), Team Pursuit (3rd)
  • Nicole Shields – 2017 – Individual Pursuit (4th), Team Pursuit (2nd), Madison (5th)
  • Corbin Strong – 2018 – Omnium (4th)
  • Sophie-Leigh Bloxham – 2018 – Sprint (15th), Keirin (13th), 500m Time Trial (7th), Team Sprint (4th)
  • Emily Paterson - 2019 - Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Emily Paterson - 2019 - Points Race (16th)
  • Conor Shearing - 2019 - Team Pursuit (4th)
  • Conor Shearing - 2019 - 1km Time Trial (5th)
OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS (podium placing's only)
  • Corbin Strong – 2017 – Junior Omnium (2nd), Junior Scratch Race (3rd), Junior Individual Pursuit (1st), 
  • Junior Points Race (3rd)
  • Conor Shearing – 2018 - Junior Team Sprint (2nd)
  • Emily Paterson – 2018 – Junior Madison (1st)
  • Helena Rikiti – 2018 – Junior Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Corbin Strong – 2018 – Junior Madison (1st), Junior Omnium (1st)
  • Sophie-Leigh Bloxham – 2018 – Junior Team Sprint (2nd)
  • Nicole Shields – 2019 – Elite Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Tyla Green – 2019 – Junior Keirin (1st), Junior Team Sprint (2nd)
  • Emily Paterson – 2019 – Junior Madison (2nd)
  • Helena Rikiti, Emily Paterson – 2019 – Junior Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • La’chlan Robertson – 2019 – Junior Team Pursuit (3rd)
  • Conor Shearing – 2019 – Junior Madison (3rd), Junior Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Nicole Shields – 2019 – Elite Individual Pursuit (3rd)

 

SPONSORS

The programmes and development opportunities on offer through the Southern Performance Hub are made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors and philanthropists.
 
Southland Email Signature 2019