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.
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.
Quaid Thomspon's fascination for kayaking is the natural result of his father, Alan Thompson, being 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.
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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/
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.
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