Next Gull Athlete
In the tail end of 2016 we put together a competition asking talented kiwis to submit a short video to showcase their skills. We also asked them to tell us why they deserved to be the next “Gull Athlete.” We were overwhelmed by the amount of videos submitted and even more so by the range and calibre of skills that came out of the woodwork.
By the end of the promotion period we received over 70 video entries and the wider community played their part by submitting over 11,000 votes.
We gave away heaps of great spot prizes and the video submitted with the most votes claimed the major prize of $2500 free fuel. That said, we were also on the look-out to find the next Gull Athlete, someone that showcased skill and reflected Gulls values.
Six months after starting the search, the Next Gull Athlete promotion has delivered not one, but three new Gull athletes! Check out this video with some of our favourite footage and find out more about the latest Gull Athletes.
New Gull Athletes
Daniel Matten - Super Bike Rider
Daniel Mettam is a super bike rider and the 2016 New Zealand super sport champion. Daniel is now racing in the New Zealand super bike class. His goal is to become the New Zealand super bike champion and then secure a ride overseas.
Elliot Paerata Reid - Surfer
Elliot Paerata Reid is a professional surfer currently on the WSL World Qualifying series. Elliot is 21 years old, of Tuwharetoa descent and currently spends a lot of time travelling to surf spots around the world for competitions. Based in Piha, Elliot also spends a lot of time training out of Australia. Elliot feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to do what he loves and feels humbled by the support he receives. He is proud to be one of only three athletes to represent New Zealand at international surfing events.
Toni James - BMX & Karate
Toni James is an award winning BMX racer and 10 x National champ in GKR Karate with a goal of competing at the 2017 BMX world champs in America and defending her karate national titles. In the next couple of years Toni would like to move to the elite level and race against the best in the business.
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