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.