What they say

Our Academy of Sport ambassadors are current and former Massey University students who have balanced their study and sporting careers with the assistance of the Massey University Academy of Sport. Hear what they have to say about studying with Massey.

Mac Wilcox 2020

Mac Wilcox - Hockey 


"With the support of Massey University and the Academy of Sport, I was able to chase my sporting dreams while continuing to study. Assistance balancing my schedule and planning study to ensure I could manage my workload was a massive help towards achieving my goals. Thanks to the Academy's close connections and similarities between campuses, having to change my course of study and relocating from Palmerston North to Auckland was a smooth transition. If it wasn't for the Academy's support, I wouldn't have achieved what I have today."

Paige Satchell 2020

Paige Satchell - Football


"Being a professional footballer and playing for the NZ Football Ferns means that I am based overseas and frequently travelling for international events. As a distance student, Massey University does a great job at enabling me to pursue my professional footballing career. I know I have a finite career as an athlete, so I recognise that it's important to think about my future beyond just my sport. This continuous support provided by Massey University's Academy of Sport in both one's academic and athletic life is world-class and means I can now excel in both incredibly important facets of my life."

Olivia Eaton 2020

Olivia Eaton - Athletics & Surf Life Saving


"Massey University continually supports me in achieving my athletics goals. As my sport involves frequent overseas travel, I require a flexible schedule via distance learning. The encouraging and understanding attitude shown by lecturers means I can comply with all the university requirements while fitting these into my training and competing requirements. This environment allows me to excel in both my chosen sports and academics, setting me up for a successful future."

Hamish Kerr 2020

Hamish Kerr - Athletics 


"I'm a massive advocate for living a balanced lifestyle, so studying while pursuing my athletic career was the obvious choice after leaving high school. Massey was the perfect fit for me, with its willingness to support athletes to achieve their dreams in the sporting arena. Their distance programme is perfect for athletes who are on the road, and without Massey there is no way I would have been able to gain a qualification while competing."

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