One of our Central Otago Multi Sport Athletes Zara Mackley has had a successful season in both Rowing and Cross Country Mountain biking. Zara placed 3rd in the cross country race at the New Zealand Mountain Biking Championships last year. In rowing Zara placed 1st in the girls U15 quad, and 2nd in the girls U15 octuple at the South Island Club Championships. Zara also placed 1st in both the U15 quad and U15 octuple at the South Island Secondary School Championships.

Quote from Zara ” The Academy has taught me multiple skills that help me cope with the busy lifestyle of being a teenage high performing athlete from nutrition to energy management, the workshops have been extremely informative and I have gained knowledge that I can apply to my everyday life”.