Supporters – The Brain Team

Supporters  - The Brain Team
TV3 Campbell Live Interview with Adam Hall
 Campbell Live Interview 

Tony Hall MNZM

I have known Adam for 17 years, initially through my late wife Gilly, who was the driving force behind the establishment of Disabled Snow Sports New Zealand.

Gilly mentored Adam during the time she served on the board of the National Paralympics Committee of New Zealand, as the New Zealand team physio, New Zealand Paralympics’ classifier and as the International Paralympics Committee Head of Classification for the IPC Alpine Skiing Sport Technical Committee.

Adam’s talent in disabled snow sports was evident early on. In addition to his skill, we were both always impressed by Adam’s resilience and toughness. This was never more evident than during the final at the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, when he fell only to get up, and continue down the hill – to win gold.

Having had experience working with New Zealand’s able-bodied Winter Olympians, I believe that Adam’s attributes are those of an elite athlete in every way.

Tony Hall is Pro-Chancellor of Lincoln University, Director and Council Chair of Community Colleges NZ Ltd, Chair of North Canterbury Sport and Recreation Trust, Board member of Sport Canterbury, and has an ongoing management role with Coast to Coast.

 

David Boyd

I had the good fortune to be dragged in to helping in the early days of the original Disabled Skiing programme here in New Zealand by Gilly Hall. In 1980 and 1984 I coached the NZ teams that pioneered our participation in international winter Paralympic competition and I will never forget the incredible feeling of watching the NZ flag being raised at the medal ceremonies in 1984. Now Adam Hall is giving me the chance to experience that feeling again in Sochi at the next Paralympics. He’s already proved he can do it by taking the Gold in such emphatic style in Vancouver 2010. 2014 is clearly in his sights…

In my career over the past 30 years I have continued to have regular contact with top athletes and sportspeople all over the world. I can honestly say that none of them have been more professional, focussed, or dedicated than Adam Hall. There is no doubt whatsoever that Adam is going to give 110% every day to be in the best possible condition when he stands at the top of the race course in Sochi in 2014. He will do the business. Our job is to help take away the obstacles that might distract his energy as he trains and prepares: we want Adam to have every chance to go as fast as he can, faster than he’s ever skied before!

Adam has a growing team and community of people supporting him in his mission. We’re inviting you to join us and be part of winning that next medal.

David Boyd is involved with a number of export manufacturing businesses, a Director of Foot Science International the company behind Formthotics, and a member of the NZ Trade & Enterprises Beachheads Advisory Board.

For more information on sponsoring Adam J Hall, please contact

Tony Hall
Phone: +64 3 313 2881
Mobile: +64 274 337 173
Email: tony@comcol.ac.nz
David Boyd
Phone: +64 3 348 2115
Mobile: +64 21 321 746
Email: david.boyd@footscienceinternational.co.nz

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