North Island Ambassador Profiles

Team Teal kicks off today - We have some profiles on our North Island Ambassadors below

Nicky Chilcott

What’s your favourite colour and why?
Blue, for no reason, I just like it.

How do you keep fit, and what are your tips to keep healthy?
My job keeps me fit as I am on the go all day, so don’t really get much time to do much specific fitness as such, but try to eat well when I’m at home cooking and not on the road.

If you weren’t involved in harness racing what do you imagine you would be doing now?
I have always thought if I wasn’t doing harness racing I would like to own my own Courier business, you would be constantly meeting new people and would be active.

If you had to go into quarantine with one other person who would that be and why?
I had to quarantine when Covid first started as I was caught overseas, I went in with my best friend Jo and it was fine so I could handle that again.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received from anyone?
Don’t stress over things you don’t have control or can’t fix yourself.

What’s your favourite holiday destination and why?
I love Mt Maunganui. It is a beautiful beach.

What does it mean to be an Ambassador for Team Teal and why is the campaign important to you?
My mum had ovarian cancer so it is very close to my heart, so doing anything I can to help with more advancement in curing it is important to me.

Alicia Harrison

What’s your favourite colour and why?
Blue, because that was the main colour in my Grandads race colour's & now Arna’s.

How do you keep fit, and what are your tips to keep healthy?
Well the horses keep you on your toes so that certainly helps; but I try to get to the gym when I can to improve my strength a bit and don’t mind the odd bush walk.

If you weren’t involved in harness racing what do you imagine you would be doing now?
Probably using my degree in Agsci, maybe by working at Equibred or something like that.

If you had to go into quarantine with one other person who would that be and why?
Arna probably, because I’m so used to her banter that I get bored without it.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received from anyone?
That success doesn’t come without hard work.

If you could only order one drink, what would it be?
Vodka and coke, but can’t survive without coffee.

Do you have a big regret in life and if so, what is it?
Not really, got to look at everything as an opportunity to learn and improve.

What would you say to anyone considering a career in harness racing?
That you need to be prepared to work hard and have a real passion for the game if you want to make a good go of it.

What’s your favourite holiday destination and why?
We have a Bach at Te Puru which is perfect for a quick weekend getaway & a bit of fishing. But would be nice to explore the world a bit more if we ever get past Covid.

What does it mean to be an Ambassador for Team Teal and why is the campaign important to you?
It’s a really cool opportunity to raise awareness for ovarian cancer, which has some really shocking statistics. I don’t have personal experience with ovarian cancer but have lost family members to other forms of cancer and if I can do anything to prevent that from happening to other people’s families, then I’m more than happy to do my bit!

 

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