Tony Rogers, New Zealand’s 496th Olympian, and founder of ACE Rogers Sports. Tony has been immersed in Sport for over 40 years.
His extensive knowledge and experience across all sectors and levels of sport and sports education enable his valuable input into reviewing sport and planning for the future.
Tony represented New Zealand over three decades from 1979 to 1992. His pinnacle achievement was placing 9th in the 1500m final at 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
In 2012, son Simon became a Co-Director of ACE Sports, following return from competing on Scholarship in the United States. Following research with AUT University, Simon is now a Sports Scientist and is pursuing his PhD in athlete development.
Our knowledge and experience are complemented by expansive personal networks across a wide range of sports, and sports-minded people at the highest level both in New Zealand, Australia and Internationally.
Tony has been involved in leading and managing a range of young people through his education and sporting roles. With a vast amount of professional experience, ACE Rogers Sports are well proven with the teaching, coaching and guidance of secondary school and tertiary aged student-athletes.
"When it comes to setting sports pathways, it's about being open-minded for young people, with a huge appreciation of the physical, psychological and emotional skills that youth, in particular, develop through sport... sport can be used as a strong hook for continued learning and motivational direction."
Simon is a Performance Pathways Scientist at the Australian Institute of
Sport in Canberra Australia. A USA Scholarship graduate from Purdue University he following his Master at AUT Auckland, and as completed a PhD in Sports Science through Southern Cross University based at AIS.
Simon is New Zealand Track representative at the Oceania Championships and World University Games over 1500 metres.
Benjamin is Director for New Zealand Racing Board at Trackside TAB racing broadcast. channels. His strong desire for learning has led him through the TV production systems from specialist camera operator, to production and directing. Benjamin also has experience in the outdoor adventure sport and recreation sector