Sponsored Athletes


We are proud to present our sponsored athletes for 2019.
Please support them any way you can because we believe they are worth every penny!

Introducing:

DEBORAH PAINE

 

“From a unique background of rugby, running and growing up in Africa – I am now a passionate cyclist, chasing my goal of being a world class athlete. I have a love for health, food, coffee and of course…bikes.
When I was three years old, my family and I moved to Ethiopia for 7 years. After returning to New Zealand, while at college, I began playing rugby, reaching representative level…but unfortunately broke my finger and subsequently transitioned to middle distance running, again achieving at a National level. I represented NZ overseas and claimed the U20 and NZSS senior girls National Road Race title.

Unfortunately, the high impact of running caused a bone cyst in my big toe, which required an operation and ended my running career. This time, I was drawn to road cycling and here I am two years later.

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. The roller coaster of the past few years have really taught me how to create the best out of anything life throws at you. I now have the desire to not only be a world class cyclist, but to inspire and empower others. I hope that throughout my career I will be able to present myself with dignity, positivity and a fighting spirit.

I feel so privileged to have Back in Action supporting me and keeping the body in check.”

The help Deborah in her journey please visit her ‘make a champ’ page Make A Champ Deborah Paine or email her directly on [email protected]

 

SAMUEL TANNER

Bio to come.

 

SARAH GARDNER

Bio to come.

 

KATRINA SHORES

Bio to come.