Get Lighty Lisa to the World University Rowing Championships!!!

By Lisa Owen

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Get Lighty Lisa To The World University Rowing Championships!!!

Project 2014-05-13 11:26:33 +1200

Thanks for checking out my Pledge Me page!!!

The video above is me competing last year in the Lightweight Double with Sophie Mackenzie at the 2013 U23 World Rowing Championships where we finished a close third behind Great Britain and Germany. 

This September I will be racing the Lightweight Single at the World University Rowing Championships. This regatta will be held in Gravelines, France.

 

 

To be eligible for this event you have to be a full time university student; I study Physical Education majoring in Sport Science and Exercise Presciption with an interest in sports coaching at the University of Otago.

I am in my final year of study after taking last year off to commit to training full time. Being a student athlete is extremely demanding and very costly, in addition to studying, coaching school hockey and training twice a day I have limited oppurtunity to work, but I currently have a kitchenhand job working 10 hours a week to help cover living expenses. 

The total cost of the tour which athletes have to pay is $7500, this doesn't include other training costs leading up till September. Along with other fundraising efforts, such as club movie nights and raffles, I am applying for sports grants from regional trusts and buisness donations to reach the goal. I am hoping that through this Pledge Me will be able to raise a portion of the total costs. 

NZ University Rowing Team Facebook Page - Also going to WURC is a Men's Lightweight Double. We have a team Facebook Page that has freqent updates and I also run Monthly Newsletters. You can read the latest and subcribe through the provided link. 

I would like to say a big Thank You to James from Salt and Batter for donating meal vouchers for rewards. If you haven't had them before and you're in Invercargill definately go and check them out!!

 

Below is a selection of photos of me at competions over the past year.

 

 

 

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Update #2

21/06/2014 at 5:05 PM

10 days to go!!! Into single figures tomorrow and its looking very promising withonly $270 needed to reach my target. All I would like to say is Thank You Thank You Thank You to everyone who has pledged and is sharing this around their workplaces or with friends! 

Training has been going well, and I am now in Invercargill on University semester break for a 2 week training block, hopefully the weather improves from the wind gusts and rain but overall morale is high! 

 

Cheers and many thanks, 

Lisa

Update #1

04/06/2014 at 4:33 PM

Almost a week in and today we passed the $500 mark!!! This means we are are third of the way to my target. I have been really overwhelmed by the donations so far, I suppose was expecting the majority to be $5 pledges but everyone has been so generous with the average pledge being around $30 (absolutely no pressure to future pledges). I would like to thank everybody who has pledged so far, I am so grateful and I will continue training super hard so that I don't let you down.

Better get back to study now, Lisa :)

    Pledgers 51

    Fiona Comer
    2014-06-05 14:10:30 +1200
    Ken Morton
    2014-06-05 12:51:00 +1200
    Esthie
    2014-06-04 22:46:51 +1200
    Joe
    2014-06-04 16:54:11 +1200
    Nicole Dyet
    2014-06-04 16:11:38 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-06-04 14:12:09 +1200
    Jordan Hamilton
    2014-06-02 17:48:51 +1200
    desna barnes
    2014-06-02 10:22:35 +1200
    Tiffany Dixon
    2014-06-01 22:49:53 +1200
    Emma Napper
    2014-06-01 15:32:47 +1200
    Dave Loader
    2014-05-30 19:41:22 +1200
    Sophie Mackenzie
    2014-05-30 13:59:34 +1200
    heather scott
    2014-05-30 11:34:35 +1200
    Isabel Tait
    2014-05-30 08:22:57 +1200
    Lori Comer
    2014-05-30 05:48:28 +1200
    Ruth Shepherd
    2014-05-29 21:42:41 +1200
    Janine Venz
    2014-05-29 19:47:22 +1200
    lynne
    2014-05-29 18:47:00 +1200
    James Arps
    2014-05-29 18:43:28 +1200
    Jordan Owen
    2014-05-29 17:46:39 +1200
    Sarah Lindley
    2014-05-29 17:14:50 +1200

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    Followers of Get Lighty Lisa to the World University Rowing Championships!!!

    Get Lighty Lisa To The World University Rowing Championships!!!

    Project 2014-05-13 11:26:33 +1200

    Thanks for checking out my Pledge Me page!!!

    The video above is me competing last year in the Lightweight Double with Sophie Mackenzie at the 2013 U23 World Rowing Championships where we finished a close third behind Great Britain and Germany. 

    This September I will be racing the Lightweight Single at the World University Rowing Championships. This regatta will be held in Gravelines, France.

     

     

    To be eligible for this event you have to be a full time university student; I study Physical Education majoring in Sport Science and Exercise Presciption with an interest in sports coaching at the University of Otago.

    I am in my final year of study after taking last year off to commit to training full time. Being a student athlete is extremely demanding and very costly, in addition to studying, coaching school hockey and training twice a day I have limited oppurtunity to work, but I currently have a kitchenhand job working 10 hours a week to help cover living expenses. 

    The total cost of the tour which athletes have to pay is $7500, this doesn't include other training costs leading up till September. Along with other fundraising efforts, such as club movie nights and raffles, I am applying for sports grants from regional trusts and buisness donations to reach the goal. I am hoping that through this Pledge Me will be able to raise a portion of the total costs. 

    NZ University Rowing Team Facebook Page - Also going to WURC is a Men's Lightweight Double. We have a team Facebook Page that has freqent updates and I also run Monthly Newsletters. You can read the latest and subcribe through the provided link. 

    I would like to say a big Thank You to James from Salt and Batter for donating meal vouchers for rewards. If you haven't had them before and you're in Invercargill definately go and check them out!!

     

    Below is a selection of photos of me at competions over the past year.

     

     

     

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Update #2

    21/06/2014 at 5:05 PM

    10 days to go!!! Into single figures tomorrow and its looking very promising withonly $270 needed to reach my target. All I would like to say is Thank You Thank You Thank You to everyone who has pledged and is sharing this around their workplaces or with friends! 

    Training has been going well, and I am now in Invercargill on University semester break for a 2 week training block, hopefully the weather improves from the wind gusts and rain but overall morale is high! 

     

    Cheers and many thanks, 

    Lisa

    Update #1

    04/06/2014 at 4:33 PM

    Almost a week in and today we passed the $500 mark!!! This means we are are third of the way to my target. I have been really overwhelmed by the donations so far, I suppose was expecting the majority to be $5 pledges but everyone has been so generous with the average pledge being around $30 (absolutely no pressure to future pledges). I would like to thank everybody who has pledged so far, I am so grateful and I will continue training super hard so that I don't let you down.

    Better get back to study now, Lisa :)

      Fiona Comer
      2014-06-05 14:10:30 +1200
      Ken Morton
      2014-06-05 12:51:00 +1200
      Esthie
      2014-06-04 22:46:51 +1200
      Joe
      2014-06-04 16:54:11 +1200
      Nicole Dyet
      2014-06-04 16:11:38 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-06-04 14:12:09 +1200
      Jordan Hamilton
      2014-06-02 17:48:51 +1200
      desna barnes
      2014-06-02 10:22:35 +1200
      Tiffany Dixon
      2014-06-01 22:49:53 +1200
      Emma Napper
      2014-06-01 15:32:47 +1200
      Dave Loader
      2014-05-30 19:41:22 +1200
      Sophie Mackenzie
      2014-05-30 13:59:34 +1200
      heather scott
      2014-05-30 11:34:35 +1200
      Isabel Tait
      2014-05-30 08:22:57 +1200
      Lori Comer
      2014-05-30 05:48:28 +1200
      Ruth Shepherd
      2014-05-29 21:42:41 +1200
      Janine Venz
      2014-05-29 19:47:22 +1200
      lynne
      2014-05-29 18:47:00 +1200
      James Arps
      2014-05-29 18:43:28 +1200
      Jordan Owen
      2014-05-29 17:46:39 +1200
      Sarah Lindley
      2014-05-29 17:14:50 +1200

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