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Graduate success stories and experiences

  • What makes the perfect cricket player?

    Scott Wrenn is going to great lengths to find out what makes the perfect cricket player. Scott has worked in professional cricket for seven years and has witnessed a lot of positive change both at domestic and international levels.

  • Kicking career goals in Canada

    Wintec graduate Josh Trewin says he feels lucky to be working as Vancouver Whitecaps Football Club’s Sport Science and Performance Specialist. We don’t think luck has got anything to do with it.

  • Track cycling not just for mid-life cyclists

    Helping cyclists making informed decisions while training is just part of the challenge of training track cyclists for Wintec Sports Science student Vicki Fleming.

  • From Canada to Wintec to study for a career in sport

    Sport has always been a dominating force in Lydia Tuaiti’s life. She says "sport has the power to bring change. The reason I chose to study sport was to support kids like me, to achieve and go as far with their sport as they want.”

  • Rugby star and comedian get honorary degrees from Wintec

    Rugby star and community champion Liam Messam and comedian and documentary-maker Te Radar (aka Andrew Lumsden) were awarded honorary degrees for their contribution and commitment to sport and media respectively at Wintec this week.

  • Nursing dream comes true thanks to a new sport scholarship

    Ngahuia Muru’s dream to become a nurse will become a reality next year, thanks to a new Wintec scholarship. The young Māori female achiever from Whakatane will study a Bachelor of Nursing as the first recipient of the Wintec Midlands Hockey Scholarship.

  • Getting to work with sport science experts

    Jako Bekker, an academic staff member from Wintec’s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance was a Wintec student before he got the opportunity to work in the industry he loves while continuing to study. In the challenging world of sport science, there is a constant demand to improve.

  • Top student award for Wintec exercise enthusiast

    A passion for exercise helped Wintec student Shane Way overcome personal adversity and take out the Student of the Year at the recent 2016 New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards in Auckland.

Nick Read coaching a sports team

Nick Read

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Nick Read completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science in 2014. He now works for KiwiSport as a Rugby League Officer for the Waikato District. "​I had a very positive experience at Wintec and continue to be a great advocate. Aside from meeting likeminded people, with whom I am still very close friends; I was most impressed by Wintec staff.​"

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Brad Mayo

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

​Brad Mayo is a Wintec graduate who was willing to put in the hard yards early, and it has paid off with both a wealth of knowledge and respect in the industry. Brad brings a lot of what he learnt from his time at Wintec to his job with Waikato Rugby.

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Cairo George

Cairo George

Certificate in Fitness industry training (2011 )

Since finishing Wintec, Cairo has been working as a personal trainer running his business from a home-based gym and working out of Les Mills Hamilton. Cairo’s professional boxing career has also excelled since holding an undefeated pro record of 11 – 0 (five wins by knock-out).

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