Grassroots Trust Waikato/BoP Performance Hub Riders

Hamish Banks

Hamish Banks

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 4
Goals for the next 12 months: My goals for the next 12 months are to make the Oceania and the Junior Worlds track team.

Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 8
Goals for the next 12 months: My goals are to really improve on my long strength to really help me in Team Pursuit and Individual...
Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 8
Goals for the next 12 months: My goals are to really improve on my long strength to really help me in Team Pursuit and Individual strength. I will work to push myself as hard as i can to gain lots of strength and power to really help me compete against some of the older guys.

Seána Gray

Seána Gray

Age:
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Years in the hub programme: 2021

Kyle Aitken

Kyle Aitken

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 4
Goals for the next 12 months: Place top 3 in WaiBoPs 2022 and nationals

Maui Morrison

Maui Morrison

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 5
Goals for the next 12 months: Make the Junior worlds road team and Oceania

Lily Cawood

Lily Cawood

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 2.5
Goals for the next 12 months: Have fun and develop as a rider.

Jared Mann

Jared Mann

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 6 on the road and 3 on the track
Goals for the next 12 months: Gold at 2022 Nationals Individual Sprint and to compete internationally

Oliver Watson-Palmer

Oliver Watson-Palmer

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 3
Goals for the next 12 months: To continue developing as a well rounded rider and gain good results along the way

Lewis Johnston

Lewis Johnston

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 5
Years in the hub programme: 2021

Liam Cavanagh

Liam Cavanagh

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 7
Years in the hub programme: 2021

Devon Briggs

Devon Briggs

Age:
Number of years cycling:
Years in the hub programme: 2021

Zakk Patterson

Zakk Patterson

Age: 18
Number of years cycling: 10
Goals for the next 12 months: Road race national championship. Get to wear the silver fern for the rest of the year. 

Mya Anderson

Mya Anderson

Age: 18
Number of years cycling: 9
Goals for the next 12 months: Progress towards the CNZ Elite Track team from the Hub

Jes Schuler

Jes Schuler

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 6
Goals for the next 12 months: To develop my speed over a few laps and better myself both physically and mentally, and move forward to...
Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 6
Goals for the next 12 months: To develop my speed over a few laps and better myself both physically and mentally, and move forward to bigger things from there.

Jack Gillingham

Jack Gillingham

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 6
Goals for the next 12 months: to improve my race results and participate in events outside New Zealand

Jaxson Russell

Jaxson Russell

Age: 16
Number of years cycling: 8
Goals for the next 12 months: Become junior world champion in team sprint and match sprints

Hamish Coltman

Hamish Coltman

Age: 18
Number of years cycling: 7
Goals for the next 12 months: Continue racing and training and aim to beat the NZ record again later in the year.

Jack Carswell

Age: 17
Number of years cycling:
Goals for the next 12 months:

Sophie de Vries

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 8
Goals for the next 12 months: To work towards making the U19 National team next year to go to Oceania’s and Junior Worlds.

Mikaela Grant

Mikaela Grant

Age:
Number of years cycling:4
Goals for the next 12 months: To improve on my skills/ technique on the track

Keisha Anderson

Keisha Anderson

Age: 17
Number of years cycling: 5
Goals for the next 12 months: Goals for this year is to get good TP changes and good at judging the pace

Reuben Webster

Reuben Webster

Age: 19
Number of years cycling: 8
Goals for the next 12 months: Keep working hard and developing in a different code of track cycling as a sprinter!

Grassroots Trust Waikato BoP Performance Hub

Led by coach Tim Carswell, this performance hub provides training and development for Road and Track riders from the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.
 
Based at the world-class Avantidrome in Cambridge, the Grassroots Trust Waikato Bay of Plenty Performance Hub riders have access to leading training and track facilities, surrounded by High-Performance Sports and associated support services.
 

RIDERS

 

COACHES

Hub riders are supported by an experienced coaching team who are based locally and  led by Tim Carswell. Tim has a strong cycling pedigree, having competed for New Zealand at both Olympic and Commonwealth Games level, where he won two bronze medals in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.
 
Since then, he has coached New Zealand teams at three Olympic Games, and multiple Commonwealth Games and World Championships, guiding riders to 19 World Championship medals as well as three medals at the Beijing and London Olympics. Other career highlights include coaching the men's team pursuit to under the four-minute barrier in 2008 and taking the New Zealand men's team pursuit to their first world title in 2015.
 
“Stepping back into a full-time coaching role with the Grassroots Trust Waikato BOP Performance Hub for Cycling New Zealand offers a new challenge. We have some outstanding riders in the programme already and some very talented young cyclists coming through, I am sure there will be more great results to come in the future.  The depth of our Hub riders is evident in the fact we were able to register two development trade teams to ride at the January 2019 Tissot UCI Track World Cup held in Cambridge.” - Tim Carswell
In 2021 Tim is also supported by a number of volunteers taking part in the Hub Intern Coaching programme where they will refine their skills in their chosen disciplines under Tim's guidance.
 

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

The Grassroots Trust Waikato Bay of Plenty Performance Hub squad trains weekly at the Avantidrome and the Hub will run scheduled development camps for wider groups of riders throughout the year. 
 
ACHIEVEMENTS
WORLD CUPS
  • George Jackson, Jarred Treymane – Cambridge 2019 – Team Pursuit (9th)
  • George Jackson, Jarred Treymane – Hong Kong 2019 – Team Pursuit (13th)
  • Sam Dakin – Cambridge 2019 – Team Sprint (9th), Keirin (11th)
  • Tahlay Christie – Cambridge 2019 – Team Sprint (4th)
  • Tahlay Christie – Hong Kong 2019 – Team Sprint (13th)
JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 
  • Jared Gray – 2016 - Individual Pursuit (10th)
  • Ellesse Andrews – 2016 – 500m time trial (5th), Individual Pursuit (3rd), Keirin (13th)
  • Ellesse Andrews – 2017 – Keirin (5th), Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Jackson Ogle – 2017 – 1km Time Trial (3rd)
  • Ally Wollaston, Mckenzie Milne – 2018 – Women’s Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Finn Fisher-Black – 2018 – Individual Pursuit (4th)
  • Thomas Garbett – 2018 – 1km Time Trial (17th), Sprint (15th), Keirin (9th)
  • Jarred Treymane – 2018 – 1km Time Trial (16th), Individual Pursuit (20th)
  • McKenzie Milne – 2018 - Individual Pursuit (10th)
  • Kiaan Watts – 2018 – Scratch Race (18th)
  • Ally Wollaston - 2019 - Individual Pursuit (1st)
  • Ally Wollaston, Mckenzie Milne - 2019 - Team Pursuit (2nd)
  • Mckenzie Milne - 2019 - Individual Pursuit (7th)
  • Olivia King - 2019 - Scratch race (14th)
  • Olivia King - 2019 - 500m Time Trial (10th)
  • Olivia King - 2019 - Keirin (6th)
OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIPS (Champions only)
  • Ally Wollaston – 2018 – Junior Individual Pursuit
  • Ally Wollaston – 2018 – Junior Points Race 
  • Finn Fisher-Black – 2018 – Junior Scratch Race 
  • George Jackson – 2018 – Junior Points Race 
  • George Jackson – 2018 – Junior Madison 
  • McKenzie Milne – 2018 - Junior Scratch Race 
  • McKenzie Milne – 2018 – Junior Madison 
  • McKenzie Milne, Eva Parkinson, Ally Wollaston – 2018 – Junior Team Pursuit 
RECORDS
  • Finn Fisher-Black - Junior Men’s Individual Pursuit, 3:09.710, World Record 
 

SPONSORS

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

Grassroots Trust Waikato, Bay of Plenty Performance Hub Sponsors

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