Kiwi Athletes Agency is all about the quality
The Kiwi Athletes Agency is on a roll.
The agency, established a year ago by Titahi Bay husband and wife Rob and Liesl Cheyne, now has three agents.
Four athletes on its books will start university in the United States in August, including prom- ising heptahlete Phoebe Edwards and junior Black Sticks Whena Munn.
‘‘We’re really happy with where we are,’’ Liesl said. ‘‘We started small and we’re not getting ahead of ourselves – it’s about quality, not quantity. We need to give each athlete due care.’’
Liesl – originally from Texas – and Rob – a former New Zealand Davis Cup tennis player – went through the American college system and know the pitfalls.
They didn’t restrict themselves to certain universities, but tried to find the best fit for the athletes heading to the US, Liesl said.
She had stayed in touch with one of their first success stories, hockey player Georgia Garden- Bachop, who attends Monmouth University in New Jersey.
‘‘She’s loving it there. She’s with a great group and is doing well.’’
Kiwi Athletes Agency has not done any marketing, but word ofmouth has made it a fulltime job for Liesl.
Athletes from as far away as Southland are now in the fold.
Heptathlete Phoebe Edwards will attend the University of Wisconsin this year.