The ten recipients of the 2017 MainPower Youth Sports Scholarships were recognised at the 16th annual MainPower North Canterbury Sports Awards on Friday 27 October. The funds, which total $30,000, will be put towards the continued development of the young athletes in their chosen sports.
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.
Congratulations to the overall winner, Ben Oliver (Mountain Biking), the two runners-up Kiri Aitkin (Triathlon) and Bronwyn Dibb (Trampoline) and the finalists, Jacob Pepper-Edwards (Wrestling), Rebecca Jones (Archery), Macey Fraser (Football and Futsal), Charlotte Whittaker (Basketball), Gabrielle Rennie (Football), Jackson Ogle (Track Cycling) and Jordan O’Connell-Inns (Gymnastics).