Never one to take a backward step, Ian's dogged competitiveness may have earned the left sided fullback a reputation as a combative character but that reputation often overlooks Ian's pace, defensive nous and a series of consistent performances for Hawke's Bay United and at international level with the U-20s.
Sam was one of Hawke's Bay United's most dependable performers this season, despite making the adjustment from NZ U-20 striker to NZFC fullback. A great crosser of the ball, and with pace to match his versatility, Sam will likely be used to add width to the Oly Whites midfield.
Troy has been a stalwart of Wellington basketball and on the periphery of national selection for several years. He was one of the stars of Saints' 2003 NBL title win. During the following summer, he practiced with the Wollongong Hawks in the Australian NBL and his continued improvement in the 2004 New Zealand league earned him a call-up for national honours.
The former New Zealand Knights and Sydney FC striker burst onto the scene as a precociously talented teenager and earned a swift promotion to the All Whites in 2006 for the first of his six caps.
Having spent four years in the academy of German club Hansa Rostock, Cole was enticed home to feature as part of Stu Jacobs' Junior All Whites squad for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.
Anita debuted for New Zealand in 2003. A goal keeper, she is calm and controlled in the defensive circle and is technically sound. Anita has played over 35 test matches for New Zealand, the Beijing Olympic Games will be her first Olympic experience.
William is a young sprinter who moved from Hawkes Bay to the strong North Shore club under former Olympian Scott Talbot to further his career. He recorded his PB 50.26s for 100m freestyle in his last chance at the Oceania Championships which gained the FINA B qualifying time and ensured the men’s 4x100m relay nomination could go forward for selection.
Born and bred in the Hawkes Bay, Shea made his debut for the Black Sticks in 2005 and has since played 53 tests. A midfielder with real speed and vision he often causes defences trouble with his probing runs.