BayTrust and Sport Bay of Plenty are proud to announce the recipients of the BayTrust Scholarships. The scholarships recognise both athletes and coaches and aim to support and assist Bay of Plenty sporting talent to achieve on the national and international sporting stage and allow coaches to develop new skills that can be delivered back to the community.

The Scholarships are funded from BayTrust’s $400,000 p.a. contribution to Sport Bay of Plenty’s CoachForce programme and fully support BayTrust’s Vision of strong, vibrant, healthy BOP communities.

Both scholarships are open to sports people residing in the region covered by the BayTrust and Sport Bay of Plenty, with the intention that the coaching expertise and sporting talent is retained in the Bay. The Athlete Scholarship applications were available to any young athlete from the Bay of Plenty aged 16–23 who has achieved national representation at their sport; while the Coach Scholarships are for coaches currently coaching at a recognised and endorsed level by their respective Regional Sporting Organisation or equivalent body.