Golf tournament for future athletes
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.futurechampionstrust.org. Entries close on Friday, November 2. For further information and to sponsor the event contact Karen Bukholt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Millward, trustee of Future Champions Trust and Grant Clark, Castlecliff Golf Club representative, with Tara Raj, Future Champions Trust fund recipient for golf.