Ambassadors 2019

Whanganui wasproud to introduce four ambassadors for the 2019 Games. They all had different backgrounds and successes in their chosen sporting fields, but there’s two things that link them all together: their passion for Sport, and their roots of Whanganui.

Cindy Hoskin

Cindy Hoskin attended Whanganui Girls College, and has represented Whanganui in netball, softball and swimming. She was a team member of the Western Flyers, in the National Bank Cup national netball competition. Cindy is a successful business woman and has been involved in banking for 22 years. She supports her husband’s successful local business, Hoskins Carriers. Cindy is currently on the board of Whanganui hockey and Whanganui Intermediate School. She is a mother of 3.

Ron Cheatley

Ron Cheatley is the most successful cycling coach in NZ history, with 92 international medals and 85 national titles over a 21 year period. He was New Zealand Coach of the Year in 1989/90 and 1998. He was also awarded an MBE in 1991 and the NZ commemorative medal in 1990. Ron has also coached NZ riders in 4 Olympic Games.

Jodi Brown

Jodi Brown is a former Silver Fern, whose impressive career spans from 2002-15, earning her 61 International caps. She played in the Coca-Cola/National Bank Cup with the Capital Shakers, Canterbury Flames, Auckland Diamonds and Otago Rebels, and the Canterbury Tactix, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic, Southern Steel, and Central Pulse. Jodi is a mother of three, and was involved as an Ambassador at the 2018 New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin.

Glen Osborne

Glen Osborne was once an All Black. Now he’s a member of another important team as he joins the line-up of Ambassadors of the New Zealand Masters Games 2019. Glen played 19 tests for the All Blacks between 1995 and 1999, before graduating from the Royal New Zealand Police College in 2016. He now enjoys life as a constable in his hometown of Whanganui. “Since I was a kid I always wanted to be in a black jersey, and I did that, but now I’m in a blue one.” After taking on the Lions with his guitar for the 2017 tour, Glen is well versed in bringing together people from all walks of life to get involved in sport, making him an ideal role model for the 2019 Games