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Ro­tary’s Youth plus is bring­ing triath­lete and World Mas­ters Games Am­bas­sador Hamish Carter to Palmer­ston North.

Kiwi Olympic gold medal win­ning triath­lete Hamish Carter is vis­it­ing the city next week to talk to Manawatu’s young peo­ple.

The 2004 Olympic and 2002 Com­mon­wealth games medal­list with 12 In­ter­na­tional Triathlon Union World Cup race vic­to­ries was made an Of­fi­cer of the New Zealand Or­der of Merit in 2007.

An am­bas­sador, along­side Lord Se­bas­tian Coe, for the 2017 World Mas­ters Games in Auck­land, Hamish has been in­vited to the city on Thurs­day, July 30, by Youth Plus, a di­vi­sion of the Palmer­ston North Ro­tary Club.

The pro­gramme in­cludes a morn­ing pre­sen­ta­tion in the Con­ven­tion Cen­tre as well as a spe­cial clinic in the af­ter­noon at Te Manawa for tal­ented young Manawatu ath­letes.

‘‘This is a great op­por­tu­nity for all young peo­ple in Palmer­ston North to hear from a New Zealand cham­pion who has a great story to share and who has reached the pin­na­cle of his cho­sen field,’’ or­gan­iser Del Costello says. ‘‘It’ll be Hamish’s story and his chal­lenges, and is all about in­spir­ing lead­er­ship, look­ing out­side the square and de­vel­op­ing role mod­els.’’

Em­ceed by Sport Manawatu’s Trevor Shailer the morn­ing pro­gramme in­cludes an in­for­mal Q&A ses­sion.

The af­ter­noon sees two nom­i­nated ath­letes from each school at­tend a mo­ti­va­tional ses­sion in the Wilkins Theatre at Te Manawa.

Free tick­ets to both events are be­ing dis­trib­uted through par­tic­i­pat­ing Palmer­ston North in­ter­me­di­ate and sec­ondary schools, and are avail­able through Ro­tary mem­bers.

‘‘We just want to pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for young peo­ple to learn from him. Any school or other youth or­gan­i­sa­tion want­ing to join in should con­tact me at dell@pro­fes­sion­al­s­peak­ing.co .nz.’’

This will be the fourth Youth Plus mo­ti­va­tional event to be held in the city. Labour’s Jacinda Ardern was a guest speaker in March, with the high­est pro­file guest, Prime Min­is­ter John Key in July last year.



Cham­pion triath­lete and 2017 World Mas­ters Games am­bas­sador Hamish Carter is com­ing to present mo­ti­va­tional ses­sions for school stu­dents and young ath­letes in the city.

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