YMCA Scholarships

The Flying Geckos with fantastic support from the YMCA Adventure Centre offer scholarships annually to keen climbers who
are training and committed to developing their climbing and are part of training squads.

There are 3 tiers and eligible athletes are invited after discussion between Geckos coaches and YMCA staff, based on the level they are performing and climbing at.

Each level offers a discount to the YMCA gym, and as part of giving back, and paying forward there are expectations that each will give some time to others, maintenance of crags and gear etc.

Scholarships are conditional on all athletes adhering at all times to our Geckos Code of Conduct.

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Subsidised rate per month (payment due within 2 weeks of start of month $15 $45 $60
Level of Achievement Representative NZ / Oceania Dedicated Committed
Total climbing days per week (average) 4 3 2
Conditioning sessions 2 1
Compete in competitions (minimum) As required by CNZ 2 1
Buddy climber in lower squad 1 1 1
Serve/assist/support 2 hr / fortnight 1 hr / fortnight 1 hr / fortnight
Participate in “adopt a crag” programme 2 / year 2 / year 2 / year
Write review at end of year Yes Yes Yes