Date: Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Greetings everyone and another week and another month, done and dusted.

Bit scary as we spiral busily towards the end of another huge year – but there is still plenty more to come and there has been plenty on again over the past week – so let’s get into it!


View the minutes from the recent AGM

Congratulations to the following roles that were confirmed at the AGM on 31st July 2019
Executive Board members – Reece McDonald and Brad Harris

Selectors – Erin Criglington and Waine Harding

Senior Road Convenor – Andrew Lienert

Club Captain – Red Burnett

Deputy Club Captain – Matt Zenovich

Patron – Tony Ineson

Update from the GM

Role Recruitment
We have started recruitment for the two new positions in the Cycling Southland office - Office Administrator and Marketing Communications Co-ordinator.

These two new positions were created through the restructure.

Below are the links for the two new positions which are currently advertised on SEEK.
Office Administrator

Marketing Communications Co-ordinator

Expressions of Interest sought – Coaching Co-ordinator and Selector
If anyone has any questions regarding either one of the two new positions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me.

Major Events Co-ordinator
I am delighted to announce that I have appointed Sally Marr (nee Hayes) to the role of Major Events Co-ordinator.

Sally previously worked at Sport Southland as an Events Adviser, where she also work as an Accreditation Adviser for the UCI Junior World Track Cycling Champs in 2012.  She then moved into the role of Major Events Co-ordinator with Venture Southland.

Sally has been Assistant Race Director for Challenge Wanaka for the last three years and The Pioneer Course Manager for Ironman NZ for the last year.

Sally moved to Canterbury a few years ago where she has been the Events and Business Relationship Manager at Netball Mainland. Sally, along with her husband Matt, are moving back to Southland and Sally will be joining the Cycling Southland team on Monday 9th September to work through an extended handover period with Bruce and be on the ground for the 2019 Tour of Southland.

New Role Recruitment
Links to the new office roles are now being advertised on SEEK. You can view the positions here

Office Administrator

Marketing Communications Co-ordinator

Expressions of Interest sought – Coaching Co-ordinator and Selector
At the AGM on 31st July 2019 it was decided to have a period of expressions of interest to fill two club roles that received no nominations through the AGM process. 

There is one Selector role and the Coaching Co-ordinator role.

Expressions of interest must be with the General Manager by Friday 9th August for these club roles.

The vacant Selector role will be co-opted by the current two selectors, Erin Criglington and Waine Harding and an Executive Board member.

Track Sessions
Due to attendance numbers Under19/Elite Squad on Tuesdays (tonight) and Endurance Squad will now be one session from 6pm – 8pm. This starts tonight!

No Friday night racing this week – it will be a night off. King House Removals Race Series recommences on Friday 16th.

Road Racing
Check out results from the Fat Hippo Design Gorge Road Mini Graded Race on Saturday – great turnout and thanks to all the volunteers and our valued sponsor.

This Saturday is the Transport Engineering Southland TES Waianiwa – Wood Road Circuit Graded Race. Check out the details here and register now

Track Sprint Fest

There will be a fun-day Sprint Fest held on Sunday 18 August – View the details and register now

Yunca Tour of Southland Billets Wanted
We are hoping to billet out a contingent of Australian riders who are returning to Southland this year to race the Yunca Junior Tour of Southland again after a hiatus in recent years. It will be fantastic to have Kurt Pollock and his crew back in the south and bolstering the competition in the racing fields.

If you are able to host a rider or two during the event, preferably within the same age group fields as your kids – with a view to a contra happening for future events in Australia, please contact Tomo and we can confirm arrival and departure times nearer the event.

Volunteers Required for Tour of Southland

I am looking for some volunteers to assist with marshalling on certain stages of this year’s Tour of Southland cycle race.  There are stages where we need extra assistance to ensure the overall safety of the event.  A vehicle and fuel, flags and hi-viz vests will be provided.  The stages where assistance is required are stages 4,5,6 & 7 which is Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th November.  If you are in a position to offer your assistance to this event, I would appreciate your call.

Bruce – mobile 027 431 8198 – email:

So that is more than enough of an instalment when we have had sun, snow, gale force winds, earthquakes and then sun again – welcome to what an awesome earth week this is!

Take care out there and good luck Emily Paterson and Conor Shearing in your final 10 days of build-up after landing in Germany yesterday – go get ‘em!

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