Athletics NZ has recently announced a team of 21 athletes to represent NZ at the 2019 World Cross Country Champs, which will be held in Denmark on 30 March. And we are extremely proud that one of our own members Nick Horspool has been selected.
Nick ran a fantastic sub 30min 10km race at Newtown Park last November, to cement his place in the team. Nick's selection continues a proud tradition of Scottish members competing at the World XC. The Championship is a truly global event with an incredible depth of talent, led by the Africa nations. This will be an amazing experience for Nick.
Now the hard work starts - Nick is training up a storm as he gets himself in the best possible shape for the Championships. And the Scottish Supporters Trust is leading the charge in raising the funds to get Nick to Europe. The trip is unfortunately 100% self-funded, so representing NZ at this prestigious event comes with a $6000 price tag.
The Trust raises funds via donations from members. If you are in a position to support the Trust's fundraising campaign with a donation, and thereby help reduce the cost of the trip to Nick, the Trustees (Todd Stevens, Glen Wallis, James Turner) would love to hear from you. Donations of any amount will be gratefully received and can be deposited into the Trust's bank account (38-9006-0470186-00). Add your name and WXC as a reference, and you will be sent a tax receipt (donations qualify for a 33% tax rebate).