Supporting our young cyclists

14 teenage cyclists have been named to be part of the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub programme.

Cycling NZ

The Hub, launched in Auckland this week, is the fourth of a planned eight hubs by Cycling New Zealand to form a network around the country, offering a pathway to the future success of high performance cycling in New Zealand. 

The cyclists

Head Coach of the Barfoot & Thompson Auckland Performance Hub, Shem Rodger, announced the first intake of riders to join the programme:


Liam Cappel (Counties Manukau), Hamish Ducat (Auckland), Oscar Elworthy (North Harbour), Harris Fogelberg (Auckland), Theo Gilbertson (Counties Manukau), Ben Hamilton (Counties Manukau), Josh Kench (Counties Manukau), Harry Waine (Counties Manukau), and Aaron Wyllie (Counties Manukau). 


Georgia Danford (Auckland), Dayna Haythorne (North Harbour), Jenna Merrick (Counties Manukau), Stella Nightingale (Counties Manukau), and Renee Young (North Harbour). 

Supporting the future cycling stars of Auckland

"Investing in development and performance pathways is key to securing top talent and continuing to grow New Zealand's performance outcomes on the world stage," said Cycling New Zealand CEO, Andrew Matheson.

"The Cycling Performance Hubs have strong regional ties and connections with locally-based riders, coaches and local sponsors. To this degree, we are indebted to Barfoot & Thompson for their support in making this project a reality."

"We are proud to have the chance to help cultivate future stars of Cycling New Zealand, and we are excited to support our local talent in Auckland," said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson.

"We look forward to watching the development of these young people not only in Auckland, but also in New Zealand."