Every year we recognise those who contribute to Schools Cycling. Nominations are welcome on behalf of person/s (such as coaches, team managers, administrators, school representatives, parents etc) who have provided a significant and outstanding contribution to the success of Schools Cycling. The outstanding contribution can be made at a school, regional or national level. The winner/s of this category will be determined by the Cycling New Zealand Schools Executive based on the nominations provided and any additional information available. Each year the winners are announced at the Cycling New Zealand Schools AGM.

 

The 2023 applications to nominate- opening soon!

Applications close Sunday 14 April 2024 

 

 

 

Every year we recognise those who contribute to Schools Cycling. Nominations are welcome on behalf of person/s (such as coaches, team managers, administrators, school representatives, parents etc) who have provided a significant and outstanding contribution to the success of Schools Cycling. The outstanding contribution can be made at a school, regional or national level. The winner/s of this category will be determined by the Cycling New Zealand Schools Executive based on the nominations provided and any additional information available. Each year the winners are announced at the Cycling New Zealand Schools AGM.

Congratulations to all the nominees for Schools Cycling Outstanding Contribution Award for 2022:

There were a number of very impressive nominations for 2022, and the decision was really tough for the Schools Executive to make. We are constantly so impressed by the high level of nominations we receive, outlining how many incredible people contribute to Schools Cycling in New Zealand. We would like to congratulate our 2022 winner below:

We are delighted to announce, the Schools Cycling Outstanding Contribution winner for 2022 is a very deserving Ryan Fitzgerald from Taieri College

 

The nomination describes how Ryan goes above and beyond for the kids in the classroom and also on the bike. Ryan started a MTB group at school a couple of years ago to give kids the opportunity to ride. Since then, this small group of kids has grown exponentially. At the start of the term, there was over 80 kids from Year 7 - 13 wanting to give it a go. To try increase the capacity to have more kids riding, Ryan and a band of parents have made a bike trailer to take 30 bikes on rides. The nomination went on to say that Ryan gives up so much of his time to this passion, all while still being the Science HOD in a school of 1200 people!
Ryan is a very worthy winner of our 2022 Outstanding Contribution Award and we look forward to seeing him in person at the National MTB Championships in Blenheim to give us the opportunity to present this Outstanding Contribution Award for 2022.

2021 Cycling New Zealand Schools Recognition Awards

Every year we recognise those who contribute to Schools Cycling. Nominations are welcome on behalf of person/s (such as coaches, team managers, administrators, school representatives, parents etc) who have provided a significant and outstanding contribution to the success of Schools Cycling. The outstanding contribution can be made at a school, regional or national level. The winner/s of this category will be determined by the Cycling New Zealand Schools Executive based on the nominations provided and any additional information available. Each year the winners are announced at the Cycling New Zealand Schools AGM.

Congratulations to all the nominees for Schools Cycling Outstanding Contribution Award for 2021:

 

 

There were a number of very impressive nominations for 2021, and the decision was really tough for the Schools Executive to make. We are constantly so impressed by the high level of nominations we receive, outlining how many incredible people contribute to Schools Cycling in New Zealand. We would like to congratulate our 2021 winner below:

We are delighted to announce, the Schools Cycling Outstanding Contribution winner for 2021 is Mike Simpson! 

This Outstanding Contribution award recognises Mike's significant contribution to Schools cycling over a very long period. He has been involved in Schools cycling in the Manawatu region for the last 11 years. For the majority of that time, he has been the chair of Manawatu Schools Cycling. He has also been the WCNI representative on the CNZ Schools Executive for the last eight years and, in that role, has made a very valuable contribution to the governance of Schools cycling in New Zealand. Although he is stepping down from the Executive, we know that your involvement in Schools cycling will continue through your role in the organisation of the SKODA National Road Championships in Manawatu.

2020 Cycling New Zealand Schools Recognition Awards

Every year we recognise those who contribute to Schools Cycling. Nominations are welcome on behalf of person/s (such as coaches, team managers, administrators, school representatives, parents etc) who have provided a significant and outstanding contribution to the success of Schools Cycling. The outstanding contribution can be made at a school, regional or national level. The winner/s of this category will be determined by the Cycling New Zealand Schools Executive based on the nominations provided and any additional information available. Each year the winners are announced at the Cycling New Zealand Schools AGM.

Congratulations to all the nominees for Schools Cycling Outstanding Contribution Award for 2020:

There were a number of very impressive nominations for 2020, and the decision was really tough for the Schools Executive to make. We are constantly so impressed by the high level of nominations we receive, outlining how many incredible people contribute to Schools Cycling in New Zealand. We would like to congratulate the three joint winners below:

Tessa Jenkins - Tessa has invested considerable hours of her own time to develop and nurture groups of kids through other disciplines of school cycling, from track through to mountain bike. Tessa’s commitment to the kids is faultless and her tireless dedication and motivation has resulted in the kids achieving a range of personal successes, from podium placing to achieving PB’s, but most importantly Tessa has fostered a genuine love for what they do.


Jonathan Hasler - The nomination we received recognises that Jonathan runs and contributes extensively to the success of the North Island MTB events. Jonathan established and currently coordinates the Auckland Schools MTB Series and this continues to grow every year. There is no end to Jonathan’s passion for the sport, and there is no doubt he is one of the reasons we continue to see such growth in the sport. The time Jonathan devotes to the sport is exceptional.

 

Marie Laycock - Marie is a Life Member of Cycling New Zealand Schools and has been involved In Schools Cycling in New Zealand for over 15 years – first working with Baradene and Sacred Heart Colleges in Auckland on their committees, then as secretary in the Auckland region and then on the Cycling New Zealand Schools executive as a representative and more recently as the Secretary/Treasurer of Cycling New Zealand Schools. For her work during 2020 and for the many many years before it, we are very pleased to make an Outstanding Contribution award for 2020 to Marie Laycock.

Congratulations to all the nominees for Schools Cycling Coach of the Year Award for 2019:

  • Claire Sherrington
  • Alain McKinney
  • Craig Earl
  • Gary McNaughton
  • Jose Fowler
  • Aidan Haig
  • Tane Humphrey
  • Will Calver

A special congratulations to the winner for Schools Cycling Coach of the Year for 2019; Alain McKinney.

 

Congratulations to all the nominees for Schools Cycling Outstanding Contribution Award for 2019:

  • Jonathan Hasler
  • Claire Sherrington
  • Kevin Searle
  • Gary McNaughton
  • Rachael Kelly

A special congratulations to the winner for Schools Cycling Outstanding Contribution for 2019; Kevin Searle.