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.

2017 MainPower Youth Sports Scholars

  • Ben Oliver - Mountain Biking (Overall winner)
  • Kiri Aitkin - Triathlon (Runner-Up)
  • Bronwyn Dibb - Trampoline (Runner-Up)
  • Jacob Pepper-Edwards - Wrestling
  • Rebecca Jones - Archery
  • Macey Fraser - Football and Futsal
  • Charlotte Whittaker - Basketball
  • Gabrielle Rennie - Football
  • Jackson Ogle - Track Cycling
  • Jordan O'Connell-Inns - Gymnastics