The Logans Tairawhiti Rising Legends (TRL) recognises, acknowledges and supports the development of talented young athletes within Tairawhiti.
The programme is sponsored by local company Logans Print. As part of the programme, aspiring athletes receive a $1,000 scholarship and lots of exclusive mentoring and development opportunities to improve their skills.
Since the TRL programme began in 2007, our Tairawhiti Rising Legends have been high achievers in the sporting world, producing New Zealand Champions, World Champions and, in 2012, our first Olympian.
The programme now offers two different tiers of support, the full support of the TRL programme where the athlete receives financial assistance, mentoring and a series of workshops for them and their coaches. The second tier programme is for developing athletes who are not quite at the TRL level, these athletes are invited to attend a series workshops throughout the year facilitated by visiting High Performance Sport NZ presenters and local providers. All athletes must be residing in Gisborne and between the ages of 14 and 17 on the 1st of January, the year of participation.
How to Apply
Applications for the Tairawhiti Rising Legends are open from October to December every year. The Final squad is named in mid February, with an official induction event taking place at the end of the month. For more information about the programme, contact Carl Newman.
This Year's TRL Squad
The new TRL Squad will be named mid February. Please check back for more information after this time.