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NZ Hang Gliding Team - Fundraising for 2019 World Hang Gliding Championships in Italy 13-27 Jul

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Please help the seven person NZ Hang Gliding Team raise $8500 each to represent New Zealand at the 2019 World Hang Gliding Championships

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We need your help. Our strongest NZ Hang Gliding Team in years has been selected and we stand a good chance of taking out a top ten place in both the Team and Individual categories. We are in great form and are excited about representing our Country however being an unfunded sport we have a lot of work ahead of us to raise enough money for this iconic World Championship event. All up it will cost each of our seven Team members over $8500 NZD, so please help us out and "Give A Little" if you can.

Over 40 countries will be represented with a total of 125 pilots competing. The competition will take place over 12 days. Each day a task will be set depending on the weather. A typical task will be 120-150km in length and take the top pilots 2-3 hours to complete. All pilots earn points depending on how well they flew. The best 3 scores from each day for each Nation go towards the overall Team/Nation scores. The Nation and Individual Pilot with the most points at the end of the 12 days of competition becomes the 2019 World Champion Nation and Pilot respectively.

The NZ Team consists of:

Shane McKay

John Smith

Derek Mckee

Viv Clements

Matt Barlow

Tom Kellner

Piers Throssel

Matthew Barlow's involvement (page creator)

I am a NZ Hang Gliding Team Member. I have set up this Give A Little fundraiser on behalf of the team. All funds raised will be evenly shared amongst the team.

Use of funds

Funds will be used to pay for the following individual expenses:

$2500 - Plane Fares

$1500 - Glider Freight/Hire

$1740 - Vehicle

$2160 - Food & Accom

$840 - Entry Fee

Any surplus funds will be used by the next NZ Team at the 2021 World Champs

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Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 13 Aug 2019


    Go the Mighty Flying Kiwis!!!


    • Matthew Barlow

      Wholely graucamole!!! Thank you so much Guest Donor! What a legend! We had an amazing trip and learnt so much in so many different ways. The foundation is now set, and we hope we have inspired other NZ pilots to step up to the challenge of flying for their country at a World Championships. Thanks again for this very generous donation.

  • Taranaki Free Flyer!

    Taranaki Free Flyer! on 18 Jul 2019


    Go well, flying Kiwis!


    • Matthew Barlow

      Thank you so much Guest Donor for this very generous donation. We really appreciate all the support we have received from friends and families and our hanggliding and paragliding association.

  • Richard

    Richard on 30 Jun 2019


    Best of luck team! Have fun and fly far.....


    • Matthew Barlow

      Wow!!! Thanks Richard that's a really generous donation mate. We continue to be blown away by the generosity of our friends and family! Getting real now. Will keep you posted. Thanks again for your support 😁😊

  • Maree - team WWF

    Maree - team WWF on 27 Jun 2019


    Good luck everyone!!Fly high, keep safe & have a blast.


    • Matthew Barlow

      Thanks Maree!!! Really appreciate your support. We will do our very best!

  • Ian

    Ian on 25 Jun 2019


    Mountains, pizza, Campari and hang gliding, what’s not to love?! Enjoy


    • Matthew Barlow

      LOL! love your comment Ian. Thanks mate for your generous donation and words of support! It's so nice to receive all this support from everyone!

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