Golf tour­na­ment for fu­ture ath­letes

Whanganui Midweek - - NEWS -

The Fu­ture Cham­pi­ons Trust is en­cour­ag­ing the com­mu­nity to get be­hind tal­ented sport­ing youth by en­ter­ing a team or spon­sor­ing a hole at the Fu­ture Cham­pi­ons Trust Am­brose golf com­pe­ti­tion next month.

All pro­ceeds from the tour­na­ment on Fri­day, Novem­ber 9 at the Castle­cliff Golf Club go to­wards the re­gion’s tal­ented young ath­letes who have the op­por­tu­nity to com­pete at in­ter­na­tional level in their cho­sen sport and re­quire fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance.

The trust has been op­er­at­ing for four years and has granted $44,000 to 40 ath­letes, help­ing them to par­tic­i­pate in in­ter­na­tional events such as world champs.

Fund­ing rounds are held twice yearly, at the end of March and Septem­ber.

The lat­est round pro­vided grants to:

¦Nathan Luff — Row­ing, se­lected to rep­re­sent New Zealand in the U21 vs Aus­tralia se­ries held in Aus­tralia in June 2018.

¦Jack Clifton — Kayak­ing, se­lected to com­pete for the CRNZ U18 team at the Asia Pa­cific re­gatta in Aus­tralia in May 2018 and the Ju­nior World Cham­pi­onship re­gatta held in Bul­garia in July 2018.

¦Liam Lace — Ca­noe­ing, se­lected to com­pete in the ICF Ca­noe Sprint Ju­nior World Cham­pi­onships held in Bul­garia in July and the Asia Pa­cific re­gatta held in Ade­laide in May 2018.

¦Lu­cas Thomp­son — Kayak­ing, se­lected to com­pete in the Asia Pa­cific re­gatta held in Aus­tralia in May.

¦James Roun­tree — Mo­tocross, se­lected to com­pete in the Aus­tralian Mo­tocross Champs held in Aus­tralia in Oc­to­ber.

¦Re­becca Benge — Eques­trian, se­lected to rep­re­sent New Zealand at the World Cham­pi­onship held in Bel­gium in Au­gust.

¦So­phie Brooke — Ca­noe­ing, se­lected to com­pete in the Asia Pa­cific re­gatta held in Aus­tralia in May.

¦Drew Bren­nan — Speed skat­ing, se­lected to rep­re­sent New Zealand in the Ocea­nias held in New Zealand in April.

The golf event is a great op­por­tu­nity to round up friends, fam­ily and col­leagues for a fun day out on the course in sup­port of tal­ented young sports­peo­ple in the re­gion.

“Get a team of four to­gether now and en­ter this great event,” said Richard Mill­ward, trustee of the Fu­ture Cham­pi­ons Trust and prin­ci­pal of Moore Stephens Markham, who are also a gold spon­sor.

“Golf is a game in which you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six, and write down five. We see the Fu­ture Cham­pi­ons Trust as a great ve­hi­cle to sup­port up-and-com­ing cham­pi­ons and role mod­els in our com­mu­nity.”

Teams will be made up of four peo­ple. The cost to en­ter is $200 per team, or al­ter­na­tively or­gan­i­sa­tions can spon­sor a hole for $100.

Teams are en­cour­aged to dress up as their favourite sports team with an award for best dressed group.

As well as spot prizes, light re­fresh­ments will be pro­vided as golfers make their way around the course. There will also be a mys­tery guest on one hole and the day will end with a prize­giv­ing which will in­clude some de­sir­able auc­tion items.

If you would like to spon­sor the event by do­nat­ing a prize for the auc­tion get in touch with Karen Bukholt at Sport Whanganui.

Teams need to re­port to the club at 10am for an 11am shot­gun start.

■ For an en­try form and more de­tails on the trust go to www.fu­turecham­pi­ En­tries close on Fri­day, Novem­ber 2. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and to spon­sor the event con­tact Karen Bukholt at

Richard Mill­ward, trustee of Fu­ture Cham­pi­ons Trust and Grant Clark, Castle­cliff Golf Club rep­re­sen­ta­tive, with Tara Raj, Fu­ture Cham­pi­ons Trust fund re­cip­i­ent for golf.

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