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Since 2004 the MainPower Youth Sports Scholarships have been helping local talented sportspeople achieve their goals and perform to the best of their ability. The scholarships also promote a culture of sporting success and excellence throughout the North Canterbury and Kaikoura regions.

Ten finalists are selected who each receive a $2,000 scholarship. From the finalists, a winner and two runners up are chosen who each receive a further $5,000 and $2,500 respectively. Scholarship nominations are called annually in July and awarded at the MainPower North Canterbury Sports Awards in November.

Entry information is available from the North Canterbury Sport & Recreation Trust.

2016 MainPower Youth Sports Scholars

  • Ben Oliver - mountain biking
  • Ella Greenslade - rowing
  • Kiri Aitkin - triathlon
  • George Howat - rowing
  • Charoltte Whittaker - basketball
  • Jackson Ogle - track cycling
  • Jacob Pepper Edwards - wrestling
  • Jordan O'Connell-Inns (runner-up) - gymnastics
  • Bronwyn Dibb (runner-ip) - trampoline
  • Momoka Kobori (overall) - golf