Student commission to promote elite student-athletes in New Zealand

The development of a New Zealand university student-athlete commission will bolster the quality of elite student sport, its chairwoman says.

University of Otago economics student and University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand student-athlete commission chairwoman Naomi Ireland (24) said the commission was established following the International University Sports Federation forum in France in July.

The commission would report to University and Tertiary Sport New Zealand (UTSNZ) to ensure young athletes voices were recognised by New Zealand sport governance structures.

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