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Still time to register! Susie Simcock Leadership Award 2024

Susie Simcock


The Black & White Golfers Trust and PaR nz Golfing Holidays are delighted to be offering a number of scholarships in honour of the late Susie Simcock with the intention of keeping Susie’s legacy alive as a pathfinder for women and sport.

Susie Simcock was one of New Zealand’s most influential sports leaders, a pioneer and trailblazer in the world of women and sport. Shepaved the way for many young women, providing advice and guidance as they made their way into leadership and governance roles.


Susie loved golf and squash and was a member of the Black & White Golfers Trust. Sadly, Susie passed away in 2020 after a brave battle with cancer. Through this initiative and many others in her memory, her legacy and work goes on!

What is the SSLA Award?

•        This is an annual scholarship for young women to pursue their dreams and ambitions on a leadership pathway in sport

•        The SSLA will provide a unique opportunity and environment for learning that will support a young woman to furtherdevelop her confidence and leadership competences to step up and make an impact in the sport sector

•        The scholarship will be awarded to young women who wish to progress their leadership pathway in sport whether inadministration, coaching or as a technical official.

The Programme

The 2024 programme will be based on the same principles as cohort 1 with a focus on developing critical leadership behaviours and the designwill be bespoke to the needs of each of the participants.


Support will be provided by the 2022 SSLA Graduates


The programme will include:

•        Two x 1 day group workshops | July and November 2024 (hopefully these will be based at the Clubs of Cohort 1 graduates)

•        Two one on one coaching sessions


There will be 3 phases to the programme:


Phase I     Induction (June / July 2024)

•        Undertake a self-assessment to identify your leadership strengths and areas to develop


Phase II     Development (Workshop 1 and 2, July / Agust and Nov 2024)

•        Analyse your leadership style and strengths

•        Develop a Personal Development Plan with clear goals

•        Build your confidence and competence

•        Career Planning


Phase III     Activation (Nov 2024 – Feb 2025)

•        Application of learning in the workplace

•        Reflective reports and next steps

How to apply

Each potential participant will apply using the Application Form, provide a CV and a letter of endorsement from the Chair or CEO of their organisation (or similar) - refer


To be eligible the applicant should:

1.      Be a permanent resident of New Zealand

2.     Be over the age of 25

3.     Be identified as a future leader by her organisation/employer

4.     Have the aspiration and commitment to pursue a leadership pathway

5.     Be committed to making a difference in and through sport


Black & White Golfers Trust / PaR nz Golfing Holidays may choose to solicit applications where they feel a particular individual could benefit from the programme.


The SSLA Management Group will determine the final participants based on the agreed application criteria and any other specific criteria deemed relevant.



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