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.
In 2008 Carl Williams will add an appearance at the Olympic Games to his already illustrious sailing career. Williams is the son of Penny Whiting, one of the most recognisable faces on the Auckland yachting scene, and was on the water in the family keelboat before he could crawl.
A product of the Basketball New Zealand High Performance programme, Micaela represented her country through all age groups, culminating in the Junior Tall Ferns. She debuted for New Zealand at last year’s William Jones Cup in Taiwan and is still eligible for junior selection later this year.
Roy Williams, born in 1934, tried throughout his career to rid himself of the tag of being Yvette Williams’ younger brother. All of New Zealand knew and admired Yvette. She’d won four Empire Games gold medals and for more than half a century was the only New Zealand female track and field athlete to win an Olympic gold medal. She is a sports icon.