We're proud to support a number of New Zealand athletes of all ages, across a wide variety of sports, as they work towards their goals.
Just a selection of PURE sponsored athletes are profiled below.
Use the application form to apply for our sponsorship & ambassador program.
Anita McLaren (Punt) Hockey
Keagan Girdlestone Cycling
Team Škoda Racing Cycling
Ben Gibb Canoe Slalom
Mikayla Nielsen Triathlon
Bryony Botha Cycling
Jordan Grant Hockey
Drikus Conradie Rowing
Jessica Moulds Netball
Emma Gilmour Motorsport
Hannah Osborne Rowing
Jaimee Leader Triathlon
Kate Fluker MTB
Cory Bennett Hockey
Olivia Loe Rowing
Sacha Earnest BMX
Sam Shergold Surf-life saving
Eliza Grigg Skiing
Jake Earnest BMX
Anita McLaren (Punt)
I am a current member of the New Zealand Women’s Hockey Team. I have been in the team since 2009 and since then i have been to 2x Commonwealth games (Silver and Bronze), London Olympics (Fourth), 2x World Cups and a few Champions Trophy’s (Bronze). I also dabble in a wee bit of Athletics when my Hockey commitments allow.
Keagan is South African born, New Zealand professional cyclist. In 2016 Keagan defied all odds to survive a horrific accident with a support car during a world pro tour race in Italy. He is back on the bike, he has clear goals and he continues to astound and inspire doctors and cyclists all over the world. https://www.facebook.com/Keaganvtc/
Team Škoda Racing
Team Skoda Racing is a New Zealand domestic based cycling team focused on achieving results at a national level and providing a development pathway for leading U23 and junior riders.
I have been Canoeing since the age of 13 and have been on the New Zealand Team for the last 7 Seasons as well as numerous Junior and U23 Teams. I live in the Bay of Plenty, but spend majority of the year over in Europe to make the most of the Artificial White Water courses and the strong European competition. I am currently finishing off my Extramural business degree though Massey to fill in time between trainings and coaching occasionally within my local club. My best results include Multiple National Championships, 2013 U23 Oceania Champion, 21st at last years U23 World Championships in Sydney and a Semifinal at a World Cup. I hope in the future to Compete at the Olympic Games, Top ten at a World Championships and to continue enjoying being on the water. Spending a large part of the day on the water makes it hard to notice being dehydrated during the day. But having a great tasting drink makes hydrating so much easier. Check out my progress on my Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Bengibbcanoe) and on Instagram (Bencanoe).
20-year-old Elite U23 Triathlete, born in Hamilton and based in Cambridge. Tri highlights so far: 2011 Elite World Junior Champion Beijing, 2011 - 2013 National and Oceania Elite Junior Champion. Goal for 2015 is podium at 2015 World U23 Champs. Ultimate goal is Gold at the 2020 Olympic Games. Pure has been the only sports drink I can tolerate after recently being diagnosed with Fructose intolerance. Great hydration and love the taste!
My name is Elliot Andrew and I am 23 years old from Wellington, NZ. I am a racing driver for Auckland based team Scorpion Racecars competing in the New Zealand Formula First Championship. I started racing go-karts at the age of 9 and won 6 Wellington Club Titles. I also competed nationally and internationally in Australia. From there, I shifted my focus onto racing cars a year ago and came 2nd in class on debut at the first round of the North Island Endurance Series in a SEAT Supercopa race car and then came 1st in class at the second round in a Porsche GT3 Carrera Cup Car. I will now be competing in my second season of the National Formula First Championship with Scorpion Racecars, and I am confident that keeping hydrated with PURE, will give me the edge I need to win this seasons title and then progress into the next tier of Motorsport. You can keep updated with my progress at facebook.com/elliotandrewmotorsport
Photo: Pedro Martinez
I have been playing hockey for 18 years and am still in love with the sport! From a young age, I began representing Canterbury Hockey and haven't looked back. In 2012, I made the NZ Development squad which was a fantastic stepping stone to elite hockey, and allowed me to see where I needed to get to reach the next step. This year is when it all began. I debuted in February against Great Britain and have been very fortunate to attend both the Hockey World Cup and Commonwealth Games where we placed 5th and 3rd respectively. I'm hoping to continue pushing for places in future tours, with 2016 Rio in my sights!
I am currently regarded as the Worlds fastest female rally driver. Currently I am competing in the NZ Rally Championship with my Vantage Windows and Doors Suzuki Swift. I have finished overall runner up in the NZ series three times so I think its about time that we took out the top step of the podium! Through my racing career I have been lucky to rally all over the world. In 2009 we finished 2nd in the Asia Pacific Series and in 2014 I was a factory driver in the Red Bull Global Rally Cross series in America. More recently I have become aware of the stressful challenge of running my own business alongside my racing and the toll it was taking on my body. Using Pure products helps my body to recover and perform at its best whether I’m racing around the roads, training, travelling or working. I love it. :-) photo credit: Trev Hill
My name is Jaimee Leader and I am an NZ U19 Triathlete currently based in Palmerston North. I have been competing since a young age, firstly as a competitive swimmer and then as a Triathlete. I have enjoyed representing my School, home town Manawatu and NZ regularly throughout race the season each year. I was really pleased to win my 6th NZ Schools Triathlon title this year and also enjoyed an exciting summer season of Elite racing around NZ with pleasing results. The highlight of 2013 was definitely representing NZ at the Elite U19 World Triathlon Champs in London, it was a wonderful experience for me where I gained valuable race knowledge. I am looking forward to representing NZ again at the World Championships this year. I have recently been selected to compete in the Elite U19 World Triathlon Champs and also the Elite Junior World Aquathlon Champs which is being held in Edmonton, Canada in August. It is wonderful to keep learning from these opportunities and gain the experience from ITU races that will help prepare me as I progress towards U23 racing and Olympic distance. I am 100% committed to achieving my goals and I am aiming to continue to represent NZ the best that I can. I am coached and mentored by Olympic Triathlete Samantha Warriner (SWEAT7 Coaching) who has been a credit to my success so far as a triathlete. In my spare time, when I am not training I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, shopping and eating sushi ! :) I am really excited to be on board with the Pure brand as I have previously struggled to find a nutrition drink supplement that gives me the hydration I need during training and racing. You can follow me on Twitter: @JaimeeLeader , Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my new Blog Page : www.leader.kiwi
I have been playing hockey for around 18 years now. Ive always represented North Harbour and intend to do so until my career is over. I have recently completed my 6th season playing in the National Hockey League and I have been a member of the New Zealand Hockey team for over 3 years now. I have played over 30 games scoring 9 goals as a defender and a drag flicker. My goals are not necessarily events but rather the goal that when I finish hockey I have no regrets and I reach the best possible version of myself in sport and in life. In doing this I believe the rest will follow.
Not many people can say that they get to celebrate their 10th birthday by winning a 3rd World Championship title. That's exactly what Sacha Earnest did on 25th May at the UCI 2016 BMX World Championships held in Medellin, Colombia. Sacha rode her way to victory in the 10 year girls category, having won her first World title in 2013 in Auckland & backing it up winning again in 2014 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Last year at Zolder, Belgium she came 2nd in the 9 year girls final. After a bit of a break from BMX, (Sacha also rides mountain bikes & swims) Sacha was determined to get back on top of the podium. She had a 6 week focused training programme leading up to this year's BMX World Championships which worked perfectly as Sacha out-skilled the rest of her competitors to dominate every race including the final. The conditions in Colombia were testing at times as it was hot, humid & at altitude & the track was built next to an airport so races had to be stopped for low flying planes. Sacha competed against riders from all over the world including Colombia, Bolivia, Australia, Great Britain, France, Latvia, Ecuador & Belgium. Sacha is also a Kidsworx MTB gold medallist at CRANKWORX Rotorua 2015 & 2016 and 2014 AMP National Scholarship recipient.
Hi, my name is Jake Earnest. I am 11 years old and I've been racing BMX since I was 4 years of age. One of my greatest achievements so far was when I represented New Zealand at the 2013 BMX World Championships and finished 5th in the final in the 8 year old boys category. Then, I went on to compete at three more BMX World Championships with the latest one this year, held in Medellin, Colombia, where I finished in the top 16. For this 2016 season, for my age, I have ranked 2nd in the BMX Oceania Championships, 3rd in the BMXNZ National Championships & 3rd in the 10-12 boys downhill event at CRANKWORX Rotorua . My goals for next season are to keep racing my BMX and MTB as fast as I can at a regional, national and international level.