Next addition to the Support 4 Sport team is Megan Edwards. Growing up Megan played every sport possible and when she heard about this new sport called Ultimate Frisbee, she knew she had to give it a go. Megan started playing for her local club, the Exiles, and after only a few months she was competing in the New Zealand Under 20s trials. From then onwards Megan has represented New Zealand at the 2016 U20 World Junior Ultimate Championship in Poland, the 2018 U24 World Ultimate Championships in Austrailia, and the 2018 World Ultimate Club Championships in the USA. Up next, she will be representing New Zealand at the 2019 U24World Ultimate Championships in Heidelberg, Germany and hopes to bring home the gold.
Meagan said, “that feeling of standing on the field and wearing the silver fern for the first time was an indescribable emotion”. She explained further that getting to represent her country was such a huge honour and something she has wanted to do since she was a little girl. So when asked about her sporting goals for 2019, she said her goal is to play Ultimate Frisbee for New Zealand at the Olympics.
Since Ultimate Frisbee is a non-funded sport, Megan gets a lot of help from her family to which she owes a massive amount of gratitude. She says that she is extremely excited to be selected for the S4S programme and looks forward to seeing how far she can develop as an athlete with the support of Wellington Sports Med and Willis Street Physiotherapy. We couldn’t be happier to give our support to this deserving athlete and can’t wait to see what 2019 brings for her!