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Funding boost for women's sport

Funding boost for women's sport
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| Other Sports News | Wednesday December 18 2013 13:49


High Performance Sport NZ has provided a boost for women's sport with its latest funding allocations.

Women's football and sevens have both been allocated more funding for next year, while a boost to cycling's coffers can enable the re-establishment of the women's track programme.

HPSNZ chief executive Alex Baumann says while the sevens team still gets less than their male counterparts, their increase actually takes them beyond what the All Blacks get.

"The women get a lot more performance support. So in reality the women get more support both performance support and direct funding than the men, and they demonstrate certainly that they're world leaders."

Basketball and cricket both get boosts to help preparations for respective World Cups, while their are small increases for athletics and eventing.

Photo: NZ Women's Sevens, Huriana Manuel, 2013 (Getty Images)


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