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. Tony has been immersed in Sport for over 50 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 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.
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 has 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 a broadcast Director for TAB Trackside, New Zealand's racing broadcast channel. His strong desire for learning has led him through the TV production systems from specialist camera operator, to production and directing. Ben is the producer of the regular Chew The FaT podcast which has Tony and fellow track & field and racing commentator Mark Rosanowski discussing al things Track & Field and interview key industry participants. See more about the podcast on their facebook page HERE
"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."