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Closed Cause page created in the Challenges category by Katie Glynn for "Brad Conza"


$22,340 donated

Given by 189 generous donors in 15 days

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Our amazingly spirited Strength and Conditioning coach sadly passed away on Saturday after suffering from chronic respiratory illness.

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Brad dedicated his life to working as strength and conditioning coach for elite athletes at High Performance Sport including the Black Sticks Women, Football Ferns and New Zealand Swimming. He was also a dedicated son, father and brother and lived for the relationship he shared with his daughter Chloe. His passion and optimism for the people he worked with was evident with their on-field performances, the support he provided in the gym and the relationships he established throughout the organisations he worked. He gave his time, knowledge and compassion to all those he coached and recently completed his thesis to ensure his knowledge was empirically based and his practice was gold standard.

Over the past six years Brad was challenged with poor respiratory health that saw him go from a pillar of strength, to facing daily struggles where he could not breathe and experienced constant fatigue, where he was barely able to find his voice. Parenting Chloe and his work has been his passion and it has been devastating to see him have to relinquish these roles. He faced a number of losses over the past year, that reduced his support networks. Despite this he continued to take every day as it came and look after himself and his daughter to the best of his ability.

It is with much sadness that we regret to inform you that Brad Conza the spirited strength and conditioning coach of the Black Sticks Women died on Saturday evening (8th February 2020). After six years he succumbed to a debilitating chronic respiratory illness. Brad was the face of optimism and consistently brought the best version of himself to everything he did, bringing out the best in others along the way. Please give generously to help his family and young daughter Chloe come to terms with their massive loss

As a community we appreciate that Brad would have wanted to provide ongoing support for his daughter and ensure that he could meet her needs. We would like to offer Chloe and her family financial assistance to help over the coming years. Chloe is 8 years old and has just started at a new school.

Katie Glynn's involvement (page creator)

I have known Brad for over a decade. He was my team trainer when I was an athlete as well as then working with him as part of management staff.

Use of funds

The funds collected will go directly to the family to help cover funeral costs as well as to Chloe to help with supporting her in school and her growth over the coming years.


Latest donations

  • Leah

    Leah 7 days ago

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  • Louise

    Louise on 21 Feb 2020

    $100

    $100

  • Rick

    Rick on 20 Feb 2020

    $100

    One of the genuine good guys. RIP. Thoughts with Chloe, his family and everyone that B-rad shared his love and laughter with ❤️

    $100

  • June & Bill

    June & Bill on 20 Feb 2020

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    Rest in peace Brad Your beautiful daughter will be ok

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  • Dwayne

    Dwayne on 20 Feb 2020

    $50

    $50


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Katie Glynn's avatar
Created by Katie Glynn
Scott Conza's avatar
Paying to a verified bank account of Scott Conza on behalf of Brad Conza

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This page was created on 11 Feb 2020 and closed on 26 Feb 2020.
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