Adam Ling

In 2015 Adam won gold, claiming the world title in the men's lightweight single at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette.
Adam attended secondary school at Aquinas College and picked up the sport of rowing in 2005, he then went onto Tauranga Boys College to complete his final year of schooling.
Adam has raced for New Zealand at the U23 level in both the men's lightweight four (2012) and the men's lightweight single (2013) finishing 8th and 4th respectively. In 2014 Adam teamed up with Alistair Bond in the lightweight double sculls.
ADAM LING

ADAM LING

Jackie Kiddle

Jackie began rowing at Wellington Girls' College in 2008 and in her final year of school rowing won Gold in the Girls u18 Double sculls at the 2012 Maadi Cup regatta. After finishing school Jackie continued rowing for the Central RPC and represented New Zealand as a Lightweight in the U21 team in both 2012 and 2013. In 2014 Jackie was selected into the U23 team where she went on to place 4 th in the Lightweight women's single at the World Championships. After a successful domestic season in the NZ Summer squad she was selected in the U23 Lightweight Women's double sculls alongside Zoe McBride, they won Gold at the 2015 U23 World Championships setting a new Worlds Best time in the process. Jackie also placed 4 th at World Cups 2 and 3 in the Lightweight Women's single sculls at the Elite level. In her spare time Jackie enjoys artistic doodling and playing with her Dalmatian puppy.
JACKIE KIDDLE

JACKIE KIDDLE

William Thompson

William Thompson is the epitome of a person who performs multiple sports with great success. We first met William when watching a kayak regatta with the local club. An otherwise quiet young athlete suddenly made a comment about Adam's Doppler. We wondered how a kayaker could know that much about rowing. The answer is because he's William Thompson.
His results as a kayaker so far include nine national titles, and he is also a multiple champion swimmer.
In 2016 he was one the two athletes, along with fellow Hamilton Boys' High School rower Luke Taylor, who wrote Maadi history by winning the boys U15 coxed octuple sculls, boys U15 coxed four, boys U15 coxed eight, and boys U15 double sculls events.
William is focusing on rowing now, and we're convinced that he has great future. We look forward to working with him and supporting him along the way.
WILLIAM THOMPSON

WILLIAM THOMPSON

Quaid Thompson

The road to Olympic success is a dauntingly long and demanding one. It starts in childhood when athletes decide to dedicate their lives to achieving the Olympic goal. It involves making the same decision to climb out of bed for training instead of having a sleep-in, every single day.
Quaid Thomspon's fascination for kayaking is the natural result of his father, Alan Thompson, bei ng a two-time Olympic champion. Quaid himself has so far won a whopping 45 kayaking championship titles, despite still being only 18.
We have been with him throughout this journey, making him our longest-sponsored athlete. He was a wee lad when we first met him, already winning titles in mK1 in 2009. Since then, of course, he's grown into a supremely dedicated and successful young athlete, with a clear personal focus on Tokyo 2020.
QUAID THOMPSON

QUAID THOMPSON

Alicia Hoskin

We welcome Alicia Hoskin to the Laszlo Boats family with great pleasure. She is an accomplished young athlete with an enormous list of achievements, and we are proud that she will be competing in one of our kayaks. We look forward to following her journey and will be backing her to the fullest every time she races. We wish her many happy paddling hours!
ALICIA HOSKIN

ALICIA HOSKIN

Career | Support | Skills

Laszlo Boats NZ is part of the Athlete Friendly Network.

Led by High Performance Sport New Zealand, the Athlete Friendly Network is a community of businesses with a shared interest in helping New Zealand's best athletes win on the world stage.

Laszlo boats NZ proudly supports the growth of the New Zealand rowing industry and their athletes by offering rower sponsorship, Internship/work experience, flexible employment opportunities, invitations to industry networking events and by helping to grow the practical skills of rowers off the water. We invite and encourage both athletes and the rowing community to provide innovative thinking and input into the building of their boats, ensuring we get athletes into the boats that they want.

For more information on the High Performance Sport New Zealand initiative Connecting Business with New Zealand's Best Athletes click HERE or visit their website: http://www.hpsnz.org.nz/

Nurturing Talents

The Art of Rowing Exhibition is a unique initiative that aims to bring people who are passionate about fine art and people who are passionate about rowing together to help raise awareness of the correlation between creativity and athletic endeavour and to express the rowing's aesthetic beauty.
High performance Olympic athletes portraying this beauty themselves provides insights and integrity that are otherwise impossible.

Involving these athletes in various thinking-outside-the-box approaches to their sport as part of the build-up to the Olympics helps to engage them with the community by encouraging people to see the person behind the row suit.

We also hope that an exhibition like this can both raise awareness and possibly raise money for these athletes. All of the income these paintings might generate will be theirs.

Our Facebook page offers up-to-date information on current opportunities: https://www.facebook.com/laszloboatsnz