Leah Powick receives USA scholarship

Leah Powick, former NZIS student, has been granted two scholarships to attend Concordia Irvine University in the USA. They are a track and field scholarship and an academic scholarship for a four-year degree.


The New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS) in Christchurch has forged an industry partnership with CityFitness to develop the next generation of fitness professionals – combining quality education with industry experience.

“[NZIS] ...allowed me to excel in my areas within sport. I heavily enjoy being a part of a team environment and see challenges as something I can overcome and achieve.”

Aspiring Basketballer, Drew joined the New Zealand Institute of Sport after facing the tough decision of what to do after high school.

After moving to New Zealand and joining the New Zealand Institute of Sport, Hashan found opportunities opened.

Aleisha says joining New Zealand Institute of Sport has given her the boost of confidence and direction in life she needed to open doors.

Ben says, he’s found himself in a sport environment where he can thrive and looks forward to coming into school as he’s “surrounded by like-minded people.”