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Dunedin-based athletes graduated last night from the second year of the Pathway to Podium and Otago Academy of Sport while the Central Otago-based athletes graduated last Friday in Wanaka.
The programme involves promising athletes receiving education in various areas to help them on their way to the top of their sports.
Those include athlete life, mental skills and nutrition, as well as receiving individual consultations and support.
They also have the opportunity to join strength and conditioning groups.
The majority of the programme takes place in the winter months, so as to cater for the large number of winter sports and university athletes.
Many of the programme's graduates have experienced success on regional, national and world stages.
The graduates were: Thomas Cummack (rowing), Grace Shaw (rowing), Kieran O'Connor (hockey), Malachi Buschl (hockey), Samuel Tate (para alpine), Jed Ebsworth (freeski), Jasper Bloomfield (freeski), Fraser McClellan (freeski), Margaux Hackett (freeski), Luca Harrington (freeski), Zephyr Lovelock (snowboard), Cool Wakushima (snowboard), Anru Wakushima (snowboard), Zak Baikie (snowboard), Mikayla Harvey (road cycling), Abigael Crawford (golf), Hamish Walker (curling), Josh Aitcheson (basketball), Kiana Pelasio (netball/touch), Kees Duyvesteyn (road cycling), Abbey Johnston (touch/netball), Jack Laney (rowing), Rory O'Neill (athletics), Libby Van Harselaar (water polo), Sammy Burke (athletics), Joseph Swale (cycling), Fletcher Sharman (mountain bike), Britt Hawes (freeski), Devon Familton (swimming).