Grassroots Awards

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The Wanaka Snowsports Club has announced that during winter 2021, 80 year 2-8  school children will each be receiving extra tuition at Cardrona /Treble Cone. $15,250 of Grassroots grants will be paid directly to the program providers to assist the children to improve their snow sports skills.


The 2021 Grassroots award covers all snow sports disciplines. It includes children who want to improve their alpine skiing techniques, learn more freeski/snowboard park and pipe skills or improve their freeriding techniques.

The club has distributed almost $100,000 dollars to primary school aged children through the Grassroots program since the programs initiation with five children in 2013.


A number of WSC’s previous Grassroots children have represented NZ in USA and Europe in age group and open competitions for alpine racing, freeskiing and snowboarding. Some of our past Grassroots children have been selected in NZ Development Teams and other less competitive children continue to enjoy snowsports as a their favourite winter pastime.

Applications for 2021 have now closed.

To apply for grassroots funding, please renew your membership to get the link to your Profile Page where you can find the Grassroots Application Link.

2021 Grassroots Athletes

Alexander McErlich

Amelia Mcerlich

Amelie Wilson

Andy (Andrew) Duguid

Annabelle Grant

Audrey Jade Cretney

Axel Chandler

Ben Soper

Benjamin Jurczyluk

Billy Godfrey

Holly Radford

Brodie Radford

Brody Davis

Chloe Willmott

Cooper Arkell

Daisy Woods

Dexter Young

Dylan Godfrey

Dylan Hedley Dunbar

Ella Willmott

Ellie Davis

Eneko Mazet-Brown

Estelle Brewster

Eva Small

Ezra Worth

Felix Young

Firn Mactaggart

Gabriella McKay

Genevieve Wallis

George McIntyre

Hannah Radford

Harriet Grant

Harriet McKay

Harry Rowden

Hazel Hardman

Henry McIntyre

Holly Radford

Hugo Weatherall

Isabel Watterson

Jade Bogue

Jake Horkings

Jarred Ferguson

Jonah Bogue

Kaitlyn Bagley

Katrina Wallis

Kazuma Saka

Laia Mactaggart

Leo Melville

Lily McIntyre

Lincoln Ellis

Lincoln Weatherall

Logan Millar

Luke Harrold 

Madi Chambers

Matthew Jurczyluk

Michaela Bridgens

Monty Field

Nico Burrowes

Nova Arnott

Olivia Hein

Oscar Leigh

Paige Boomsma

Riley Hein

Ruby Bull

Sammy Dulin Shattky

Sophie Bull

Stella Kearns

Thomas Jurczyluk

Will Dulin Shattky

Winston Young

Zack Wilson

Zavia Magill

Ziggy Horkings

Zoe Melville

Zora Legnavsky