Paralympics New Zealand (PNZ) has secured the services of renowned cycling coach Brendon Cameron as Bike Programme Director through to the end of 2016 including the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Cameron, who has led the PNZ Bike Programme since 2009, has a pedigree in cycling second to none. In his own right he is an Olympian and two time Commonwealth Games bronze medallist. As a coach he has achieved a feat unmatched in New Zealand, coaching athletes to cycling gold medals and world records at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Under his tutelage Paralympians Phillipa Gray and Laura Fairweather returned from the recent London 2012 Paralympic Games with a gold medal and world record in the individual pursuit, silver in the road time trial, and a bronze medal in the kilo. This adds to Cameron’s impressive coaching résumé which includes achievements of Jayne Parsons and pilot Sonia Waddell, and Cameron’s partner Sarah Ulmer who won Gold in world record time at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
PNZ High Performance Director Malcolm Humm is delighted to have secured Cameron through the next Paralympic Games.
"Brendon’s leadership skills and knowledge of what it takes to win gold medals at the Paralympic Games are key attributes that he will continue to contribute over the next four years" he said
"With the PNZ High Performance Bike Programme under his direction I am confident that it will continue to grow and win gold medals on the world stage"
Mr Cameron himself was equally excited by signing with PNZ.
"Over the past three years we have built a bike programme that we can be very proud of. We have high quality staff who have been through a Paralympic Games. We will look to retain this team over the next few years and ensure continuity of experience. This will allow us to extend our focus to development athletes coming through the programme and build the number of high performance Para-cyclists in New Zealand" said Cameron.