After more than fifteen years in the sport and nine years of New Zealand representation at World Championships and Olympic Games, rower Juliette Haigh has decided to retire from rowing.
30 year old Haigh has carefully considered... more
It was our last day at KCC and our fellow volunteer, Norm had organised a fantastic school trip for the end of term for the KCC kids. For us the day began with a trip to the supermarket to get all the necessary food to feed sixty... more
Our time is winding up here in Naivasha and so we thought before we leave we’d ‘treat’ our host family and Kiwi flatmates Marcus and Norm to a Lamb Roast with Pavlova for dessert. What we thought would be a fool... more
We weren't sure exactly what a safari would entail but we soon settled into our travelling home, the safari van - to see what we could see! Four days sitting made me feel a little lazy but it was definitely worth it to see all... more
I will start by saying that Kenya is a beautiful country and the people are open and friendly, and have been extremely welcoming to Rebecca and me. Life here is obviously in huge contrast to the way we live in New Zealand but I... more
One amazing first day in Nairobi visiting all the animal parks, followed with an early start and orientation. We were picked up first thing and taken to a school nearby to meet all of the really friendly and fun NVS people and... more
We are two kiwi girls representing New Zealand in rowing in the Women's Coxless Pair. After competing at the World Cup Regattas in Hamburg and Lucerne last year and the 2011 World Rowing Championships on Lake Bled in Slovenia we finished with a nail biting final and defended our World title to become World Champions once again!!
Our aspirations stretch further than that though....
While each competition is important - and our competitive nature means we always want to win - every move we make over the next crucial months is motivated by the desire to achieve our Olympic dream.
Our goal is to work towards a gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012. Everyday for us is about being the best we can be and trying to find the hundreths of a second that will make the difference between winning and losing.
We pride ourselves on never giving up and challenging ourselves physically and mentally every single session whether it's on the water or in the gym. This is a tough sport which requires grit and a ‘Never Say Die’ attitude! While we are as tough as anyone on the water - off the water we are like any other kiwi girls!
This is a journey that is bound to have both highs and lows but we plan to enjoy it and we'd love to share it with you. The idea of this website is to keep our friends and supporters up to date with what we're up to and where we are in the world!
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