Tairawhiti Rising Legends

Tairawhiti Rising Legends

The Tairāwhiti Rising Legends (TRL) recognises, acknowledges and supports the development of talented young athletes within Tairāwhiti.

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 Tairāwhiti Rising Legends have been high achievers in the sporting world, producing New Zealand Champions, World Champions and, in 2012, our first Olympian.

TRL Support

All athletes must be residing in Tairāwhiti and between the ages of 14 and 17 on the 1st of January, the year of participation.

How to Apply

Applications for the Tairāwhiti Rising Legends are open each year, during the month of November. The squad is announced each January.

Applications for 2024 are now open. For more information, and to apply, click here.

Current TRL Squad

2023 TRL Squad


For more information, please contact:

Carl Newman

Talent Lead

(06) 868 9943 ext. 719 | 021 839 776
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